Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.263
Inspection of Residential Fire Extinguisher


If a landlord has installed a 1A10BC residential fire extinguisher as defined by the National Fire Protection Association or other non-rechargeable fire extinguisher in accordance with a local ordinance or other law, the landlord or the landlord’s agent shall inspect the fire extinguisher:


at the beginning of a tenant’s possession; and


within a reasonable time after receiving a written request by a tenant.


At a minimum, an inspection under this section must include:


checking to ensure the fire extinguisher is present; and


checking to ensure the fire extinguisher gauge or pressure indicator indicates the correct pressure as recommended by the manufacturer of the fire extinguisher.


A fire extinguisher that satisfies the inspection requirements of Subsection (b) at the beginning of a tenant’s possession is presumed to be in good working order until the tenant requests an inspection in writing.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 257 (H.B. 1168), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2011.

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