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New smoke alarm regulations take effect Jan. 1
REGINA -- Landlords in Regina must have hardwired smoke alarms with a battery back-up on levels with sleeping rooms as of January 1, 2020.
The additions smoke alarm regulations were approved by City Council in September 2018.
Landlords must also provide 10-year tamper-proof lithium battery-operated smoke alarm(s) all levels without sleeping rooms, if they don’t already have hardwired, interconnected smoke alarms.
According to the city, landlords could receive a ticket if a fire occurs at a property without proper smoke alarms in place.
If someone is hurt in a fire in a rental property, and fire crews determine proper smoke alarms were not in place, they will be prosecuted through the court.