Are landlords responsible for smoke detectors to be functional in a rental property?
A small fire had broke out in a home that I rent. I was cooking something in the toaster oven and went upstairs. I came down just in time before the fire spread outside of the toaster oven, however a lot of smoke stains are on the ceiling. I realized afterwards that the batteries on the smoke detectors were broken. I am being held liable now for the damages but I think the landlord was responsible for the smoke detectors to be functional? I only moved in a couple months ago.