Would a missing smoke detector in a rental property, disconnected by the tenant, result in a failed EICR?

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If your tenant has disconnected the smoke alarm, this would not affect the EICR as it is not something that is tested as part of this inspection

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

If your tenant has disconnected the smoke alarm, this would not affect the EICR as it is not something that is tested as part of this inspection.

However, you do have a legal obligation to provide working smoke alarms in the property as a part of the protection that you offer to your tenants so these should never be disconnected by the landlord or tenant. 

You should also stress the importance of regularly testing the smoke alarms to your tenants.

 

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