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QLD 2022 Legislation

Will your properties be ready to meet the compliance deadline?

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:

  • Photoelectric,
  • 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.