A fire in your home is likely one of the scariest things that can occur. For those who rent a property in Pennsylvania, there are laws and court rulings that deal with what a landlord is required to do. One of the requirements for landlords that is specific to the rental statutes in Pennsylvania is the installation of smoke detectors in every bedroom. One smoke detector may be used if there are several bedrooms off the same hallway.
A smoke detector provides those in the household with a warning of a fire. If a landlord does not have these safety devices installed and someone is injured or dies in a fire, he or she may be held liable in civil court.