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LSB Solutions stays up to date on all current and upcoming legislation. At the start of 2022, there are new laws surrounding smoke alarms. For Landlords and Renters this will be required before a new tenancy agreement or lease can be signed.
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Gold Coast Interconnected Smoke Alarms
Smoke Alarm Regulations on the Gold Coast
From 1 January 2022, landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rental properties.
When one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to escape.
All other dwellings must transition to full compliance by 2027.
Don’t leave it to the last minute. You could save a life.
As of January 1st 2022, new legislation surrounding smoke alarms comes into effect.
Why do you need to do it before this date? At the commencement of a new lease or lease renewal, you must ensure your dwelling / unit meets the requirements of the domestic smoke alarm legislation.
To assist you in understanding your responsibilities, I have outlined some important facts. For a full and detailed explanation please visit the qfes.qld.gov.au website.
Landlords are responsible for the installation of smoke alarms that comply with new Smoke Alarm legislation, introduced on 1 January, 2017.
Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago, as well as any smoke alarms that do not operate when tested, must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms that comply with Australian Standard 3786–2014.
Landlords and Renters:
Within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the lessor/landlord must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling.
During a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the tenant must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling, at least once every 12 months.
For dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease renewed
- Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back)
- Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.
- Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement, must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.
- All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms. Non-removable 10-year battery smoke alarms can be installed in place
Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
- Be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
- Not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
- Be hardwired to the mains power supply, if currently hardwired. Otherwise, smoke alarms can be either hardwired or powered by a non removable 10 yr battery or a combination of both.
- Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
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