Hello! I've rented an apartment to 4 people in Melbourne when I was away ( I am the original tenant of that apartment ,I just sort of rented it out again privately ) Last month, I was told by my agent that the fire alarm was triggered. Firemen from MFB came and they determined that was a false alarm triggered while they were cooking, i was told that this may attract a charge of $1,500. Although I wasn't present during the incident, I have written a submission letter as the lease is under my name. However MFB rejected the letter and decided to charge me . At the time I rented the apartment to them , I have set up a lease with them including renting period and rent price, etc, but didn't include the extra charge that might apply if something unexpected like this happened. However I did warned them several times to be careful when they are cooking since it may trigger the fire alarm and will be charged if the firemen come. I understand that I'm in a weak position since I'm the one whose name is on the lease, but are the tenants who lived there when the incident happened responsible for the fee as well? They refused to pay for it and said its my fault of not telling them about the fire alarm, while I actually did. Sorry for any confusion here and I really hope you would help me. Thank you.