Under California law, smoke detectors with disposable batteries are vanishing from store shelves. But they don’t have to disappear from your rental units. If you have an old fashioned device, you can leave it alone. Just make sure it works and has fresh batteries. Have some old fashioned smoke detectors in stock? You can install them, but only until July.
New regulations are being implemented across a variety of dates, and this has caused confusion about what landlords must do and when.