New legislation regarding Smoke Alarms, and what it means for landlords and tenants

19th February 2020

New legislation is coming in NSW from the 23rd March 2020 in relation to smoke alarms with landlords responsibilities increasing with relation to smoke alarms. Tenants will also have greater power, able to organise smoke alarm repairs or replacement, reimbursable by the landlord if the landlord fails to replace a smoke alarm in the prescribed time. A penalty will apply for landlords who fail to comply.

So what should you do as a landlord?

We have always recommended having your property’s smoke alarms certified by either Shore Smoke Alarms and Smoke Alarms Australia.
With the new legislation, this is more important than ever. Certification costs $99 which includes service and repairs for 12 months.

If you would like us to arrange this for a property we manage, please email us confirming the address and that you would like smoke alarm certification.