Set Smoke Detector Policy to Protect Residents, Avoid Liability

You are required by HUD to have at least one smoke detector in every unit at your site. It's more than good common sense to take this safety step; smoke detectors can save lives.

Having the required smoke detectors in place also could save you down the road in a legal battle—but only if you have proof that you equipped your units with working smoke detectors. You can accomplish this by having a smoke detector policy that includes a section for your residents to sign to acknowledge that the detector is in place.

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