Ensure Your Property's Safety: Smoke Alarm Compliance

As a property owner or manager, ensuring the safety of your tenants and compliance with state regulations is crucial. Since 23 March 2020, NSW landlords and agents are required to meet stringent smoke alarm regulations to ensure all rented properties are safe and compliant. At Chidiac Realty, we understand the importance of these responsibilities and offer a dedicated smoke alarm compliance service designed to simplify your obligations.


What You Need to Know About Smoke Alarm Compliance


Annual Compliance Checks

Landlords and agents must ensure that smoke alarms in their properties are checked and verified as operational at least once a year. This is essential not only for tenant safety but also for complying with the latest safety standards.

Prompt Repairs and Maintenance

If a smoke alarm is reported as non-functional, landlords and agents have two business days to address the issue through repair or replacement. Additionally, all smoke alarms must be replaced within 10 years of their manufacture date, and batteries must be replaced annually—except for lithium batteries, which should be replaced as specified by the manufacturer.

Notification Requirements

To undertake any smoke alarm repair or replacement, landlords and agents must give tenants at least two business days’ notice for inspections or assessments and a minimum of one-hour notice to carry out the actual repair or replacement tasks.

Tenant Responsibilities

Tenants are crucial in maintaining the safety of their living environment. They are required to immediately notify their landlord or agent if a smoke alarm isn’t working, including situations where a battery needs replacement. Tenants may replace the batteries themselves but must inform their landlord or agent of their intention, complete the replacement within two business days, and notify them within 24 hours of the battery being replaced.


Our Comprehensive Service Offering


To support property owners and managers, through a third party electrcian Chidiac Realty offers a detailed smoke alarm compliance service for an annual fee of $109. This service includes:

Thorough Testing and Maintenance: Regular testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are in perfect working condition.

Battery and Unit Replacement: Annual battery replacements and timely replacement of non-functional or outdated smoke alarms.

Compliance Certification: Issuance of a Compliance Certificate after each inspection, confirming adherence to safety standards.

Additional Services at No Extra Cost: Our service also covers switchboard testing, air conditioning filter cleaning and testing, and blind cord safety inspections.

Subscribing to this service ensures that your property meets stringent safety standards, safeguarding both your investment and your tenants' well-being.

For more information or to subscribe to this service, speak to a property manager today. Ensure peace of mind with professional management of your property's safety requirements.

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