Tasmania has now come into line with all other States and Territories in Australia with mandatory smoke alarm laws for rental properties. Tasmania has one of the highest house fire fatality rate per capita, the highest dependency on heating and a large percentage of older homes in Australia.
These laws are designed to protect people from fire who live in your rental properties and outline a shared responsibility between Landlords and Tenants.
The new laws state that from the 1st of May 2013 all residential rental properties must have working smoke alarms during occupancy. From the 1st of May 2016 all rental properties must have either mains powered alarms or 10 year lithium non-removable battery alarms.
Yes, the tenant does have a shared responsibility to clean and test the alarm. Does this occur? Are they capable of completing this task? Have they disabled or removed the alarm?
We provide peace of mind knowing that your property has functioning compliant smoke alarms and we provide a comprehensive Compliance Report to your Property Manager along with access to all the smoke alarm history should an event occur where you are required to provide this information.
Let us take the responsibility for making your property compliant and protect both the tenant and your asset from the impact of fire.