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NEW SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION

New Smoke Alarm legislation is designed to protect property owners, whether you’re a landlord or owner-occupier.

Under new legislation from January 2022, you must ensure your home is compliant to sell it or lease it. This involves fitting the home with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways or other areas between bedrooms. This ensures that when one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to escape.

Whether you’re Leasing or Selling Property choose Safety Squad

LEASING YOUR PROPERTY

Is your property 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

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SELLING PROPERTY

Thinking of selling your property?

Is your property for sale now?

Is your property compliant with the smoke alarm legislation?

What you need to know

From 1 January, if you are selling a residential property in Queensland and enter into a Contract of Sale with a buyer, you must have smoke alarms installed in the property that comply with the legislative requirements as listed below and give notice to the buyer that Compliant Smoke Alarms have been installed at the property.

Failure to comply with the legislation is an offence under the Act.

Legal requirements for any domestic dwelling being sold:

  • 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.

next steps

We understand selling your home can be very stressful.

We act quickly with fast turnaround services so you can relax knowing your property complies with the legislative requirements when selling.

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