My I.P is in NSW. I asked the PM to change the batteries (on the fire alarm and CO2 alarm) at the 6 monthly inspection but she didn't do it. She said that she didn't take a ladder- even though the pest inspector was there with a ladder. She said that she would ask the tenant to buy some batteries and do it. If something is going to cost a tenant time and money its unlikely that it will be done. If there is a fire or a carbon dioxide issue and the alarm doesn't work who will be liable? From memory the fire alarm is hard wired but unsure how old it is and if its still working without a battery. I moved over to this PM late last year and she seems relaxed about things. But maybe she doesnt think about the legal issues if things go wrong. What would you do in this situation?