A Saskatoon landlord has been fined for not having working smoke alarms in parts of a property where there was a fire.

Jack Grover was in court Friday where he pleaded guilty to failing to maintain two smoke alarms on one side of a duplex.

Alarms on the other side of the building were working when a fire broke out in 2012.

A 60-year-old man died in the fire.

Grover was fined a total of $1,000 for the two violations.

"It shows the importance of fire safety and fire prevention and that maintaining smoke alarms is an important thing," Cindy Yelland, a lawyer for the City of Saskatoon said.

Grover was also before the courts in 2005 following a fire in a rental property he owned at the time.

He was found guilty of an obstruction of justice charge for falsifying records relating to smoke detector maintenance.

Two children died in the 2005 fire.

With files from CBC's Steve Pasqualotto