PARKING OF CARS All cars, motorbikes, trailers, campervans, caravans, boats and trucks are to be parked in designated numbered parking areas ONLY. Do not park on front lawn areas, or on Body Corporate designated common areas (where applicable). It is the Tenants responsibility to repair any damage done when parking cars etc. in such areas.
- OIL STAINS on driveways and in designated numbered parking spaces are the Tenant’s responsibility to remove before vacating. To avoid such damage, we recommend the purchase of a drip tray.
- VISITOR PARKING all residents are notified that the visitor parking spaces are for visitors to the complex ONLY. No residents are permitted to use these spaces. Any vehicles noticed on a regular occasion will be photographed and issued with a Breach Notice.\
- Please note some complexes have a Towing Agreement in place in which offending vehicle’s will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
STORAGE IN CAR SPACES is not permitted unless stored in a Body Corporate approved lockable storage unit.
POT PLANTS are recommended to be raised off carpet or outside tiled areas to avoid water damage or staining.
POOLS AND POOL FENCING PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO INSTALL / ERECT A POOL OF ANY TYPE AT THE PROPERTY.
- If you wish to have a pool of any size, it may require fencing due to Legislation. You must first seek permission from the Lessor in writing for the pool. If permission is granted, it is then the responsibility of the Tenant to ensure that ALL fencing requirements are met in accordance with relevant legislation. We recommend you contact the Queensland Government and your local Council for further information.
POOL SAFETY LAWS AND TENANT RESPONSIBILITY If the Property has an existing pool and / or spa, the Tenant is responsible for ensuring that the pool gate is not kept open and that there are no objects that would allow children to access the pool.
- If the Tenant buys or acquires a pool and, or, spa, by any other means, the Tenant is responsible to ensure the pool and spa complies with current pool safety laws, including that if the pool and spa requires pool fencing around it, the pool owner must ensure the pool has a compliant fence around it.
SMOKE ALARMS – To comply with Queensland Fire and Rescue Services Legislation the following are responsibilities of the Tenant during the tenancy:
- The Tenant/s will notify the Agent when a smoke alarm has failed or is about to fail, other than because the battery is flat or almost flat.
- The Tenant/s will not remove, dispose of, or otherwise tamper with to cease its effectiveness, the smoke alarms installed at the premises unless it is to clean or change the battery.
- The Tenant/s will ensure that all exits from the property are maintained as clearways so they can be safely and effectively used for escape in the event of a fire.
- The Tenant/s agree to arrange for the cleaning and testing of each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months where the Fixed Term Tenancy is 12 months or longer or a Periodic Tenancy.
- The Tenant/s agree to arrange for the replacement of each battery that is spent or nearly spent during the Tenancy in accordance with the Information Statement (RTA Form 17a).
SAFETY SWITCH FOR POWER CIRCUIT – The Tenant/s agree to test the Safety Switch if installed for the Power Circuit on the Power Board every 3 months. Instructions and information details:
Safety switches are an insurance against electric shock and are designed to prevent injury or death.
They monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This stops the chance of current flowing to earth, through a person, electrocuting them.
Installing a safety switch is an inexpensive safety measure that protects everyone.
- Are safety switches failsafe?
Nothing is failsafe. Safety switches should be regularly checked. Just like a smoke alarm or other safety device, if it is not working properly, it cannot protect.
It is also important to make sure electrical appliances, electrical wiring, extension leads and other electrical equipment are regularly checked and kept in good working order.
How do I know if a safety switch is installed?
Check by looking at the switchboard for a TEST/RESET button. That tells you if there is a safety switch installed. When you open the switchboard you should see something like this: