The new Smoke Alarm laws came into effect on 1st January 2022 - we've noted some important information below and a video with some important questions answered. We'll be contacting all our owners over the following months to discuss the upgrade phase and whats involved.
As of 1st July 2007, changes were applied to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, stating that every smoke alarm in a Queensland rental property requires ongoing maintenance. Under this legislation, Landlords or agents must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days prior to each tenancy change or renewal. Not only this, but each smoke alarm and battery must be replaced before the expiry date. The legislation prohibits the transfer of these responsibilities to the tenant.
These new requirements to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties, necessitate the following measures:
* Smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom of a home
* All smoke alarms must be powered by either a 240 volt or 10 year lithium battery
* All smoke alarms must be interconnected to each other
* All smoke alarms must be photoelectric rather then ionisation
* All smoke alarms must comply with AS3786:2014
Our office uses Smoke Alarm Solutions and we can upgrade owners to the new Legislation giving 2 years servicing for the price of 1.
If you are a landlord or home owner feel free to email our office for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org