Did you know that all properties that are leased or sold in Queensland must contain smoke alarms that meet new guidelines by 1 January 2022?
Watch the video to see how the legislation effects you.
Owners must ensure that smoke alarms are:
- Hard-wired or have a non-removable 10-year lithium battery,
- Interconnected via a wire or radio frequency, and
- Installed in every bedroom, hallway and on every leve.
We can assist you in meeting this important deadline.
QLD 2022 Legislation – Get the facts
What if I am a Landlord?
- From 1 January 2022, you are required by law to install and maintain smoke alarms in your rental property in Queenland.
- You must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days before the start of a tenancy agreement.
- Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey – in each bedroom; and in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
What if I am a Tenant?
- Your landlord is required to test and clean smoke alarms within 30 days prior to the start of a new tenancy or when a tenancy is renewed.
- You are required by law to test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months.
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