If I’m renting an apartment and have an alarm system, am I required to give the leasing office the alarm code?

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If I’m renting an apartment and have an alarm system, am I required to give the leasing office the alarm code?

Asked on June 25, 2012 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are contractually required to give the leasing office at the apartment complex where you reside the alarm code for your alarm system depends upon what is stated in your presumed written lease. If such language is not stated in your lease, you do not need to do so contractually.

However, from a practical sense, you should provide such in the event the alarm goes off and you are not around to turn it off.


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