These are some of the things property owners need to protect tenants: 

  • Self-closing doors are required in all buildings with three or more apartments.
  • Smoke alarms must be provided and installed by the landlord.
  • A fire escape plan must be posted on the inside of every apartment door, common area, and distributed to each dwelling, new tenants, and annually during fire prevention week.
  • Clear exits unobstructed by obstacles on fire escapes, in hallways, and by entrance doors to a building including roof doors.
    It is illegal to install key-locked window gates on fire escapes and double cylinder locks which can trap residents inside an apartment in the event of a fire.
  • Stove knob covers must be provided for gas-powered stoves where a child under the age of six resides.

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