Let’s talk about smoke detectors today… If you live in Jefferson County and you’re selling a piece of property, remember that if the smoke detectors are not hard-wired to the electricity, that the seller needs to get a new ten year non-removable lithium powered smoke detector that must be installed after the contract has been accepted and prior to closing.
If your clients have one that was put in prior to the contract being accepted, no good! Watch out for that because there are some agents out there, who shall go unnamed, that will be asking. The inspector will make sure that it’s a new one.
Just make sure so, at the closing, we’re not in a situation where I’m giving the smoke detector affidavit for signature of the seller and everybody’s looking at me cross-eyed, either not knowing what the smoke detector are, if there is one needed even, or that it’s a old one in there. Remember, an old one won’t cut it. It’s got to be one that’s put in there between the acceptance of the contract and prior to closing.