From 1 January 2022, all rental properties and properties being sold in Queensland must comply with the new smoke alarm legislation, which requires every residence in Queensland to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms as well as other key areas in the property.
Landlords and Property Managers have just over a year left to conduct property audits and install the correct smoke alarms in properties that are non-compliant to new legislation.
On 31 August, 2016, the Queensland Government passed the new legislation. While ample time has been provided, research conducted by Smoke Alarm Solutions reveals approximately 75% of Queensland’s 600,000 rental properties are yet to meet the new smoke alarm requirements.
Start the new year right and put a smoke alarm audit at the top of your 2021 to do list. Landlords and Property Managers will have peace of mind in knowing they meet their obligations and their property is protected to the highest standard. Tenants will also feel secure in the event of a house fire they’ll be alerted quickly.
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