smoke alarm

Smoke detectors are mandatory in Germany in all rented and owner-occupied apartments and residential buildings

Important notes

Please note

Section 45 (6) of the Hamburg Building Code (HBauO) stipulates:

  • In apartments, bedrooms, children's rooms and corridors that lead to escape routes from common rooms must each have at least one smoke alarm.
  • The smoke alarm devices must be installed and operated in such a way that fire smoke is detected and reported at an early stage.

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Legal basis

Hamburg Building Code (HBauO)

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