Landlords to follow new laws for smoke detectors in new year



Starting New Year's Day, landlords in North Carolina will have to follow new laws for smoke detectors.

When they install a new smoke alarm or replace an old one, the new one will have to be tamper-resistant with a 10-year-litium battery.

That law will not apply to homes with a hardwired alarm with a battery back up or to homes with a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide alarm.