leasing property

Are all of your Rent Roll properties compliant with the current smoke alarm legislation?

From 1 January 2022, for any domestic dwelling where a new tenancy starts or an existing tenancy is renewed, the Act requires smoke alarms in the dwelling to:

  • Be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
  • Not contain an ionisation sensor
  • Be less than 10 years old
  • Operate when tested
  • Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so they all activate together
  • Be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed.

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey of the dwelling:

  • In each bedroom
  • In hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • If there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey
  • If there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

Managing Agents and Landlords

In addition to the above legal requirements, within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the landlord / lessor must test and clean each smoke alarm in the leased property. The landlord / lessor must also replace each battery that is spent.

We take the worry and stress away of managing your compliance requirements when you enrol in one of our annual Smoke Alarm Service Packages.

Unlimited property inspections are included for 12 months!

Enrol your Rental Property for one of our Smoke Alarm Service Packages