It's the Law

Tasmania now has legislation for mandatory smoke alarms within the Residential Tenancy Amendments Bill 2012 (Smoke Alarms). From the 1st May 2013 all Tasmanian residential rentals must be fitted with smoke alarms in accordance with the regulations.

 

Key considerations regarding these new regulations:

  • All rental properties must have either hard wired mains powered smoke alarms with battery backup or 10 year non removable battery smoke alarms by the 1st of May 2016.
  • A shared responsibility between the Tenant and the Landlord to ensure the smoke alarm is compliant at all times.
  • The Owner / Landlord / Property Manager must ensure the smoke alarm is cleaned, tested and operating prior to each new occupancy of the rental property.
  • Penalties may be issued to those who do not comply.

Please note: As a landlord you can undertake the work yourself rather than engage a company like ours. Please ensure you understand the regulations thoroughly and document the smoke alarm detail accurately.

To view the Smoke Alarm 2012 regulations click here.

To view the Smoke Alarm Fact sheet click here.

 

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It's the Law

Tasmania now has legislation for mandatory smoke alarms within the Residential Tenancy Amendments Bill 2012 (Smoke Alarms). From the 1st May 2013 all Tasmanian residential rentals must be fitted with smoke alarms in accordance with the regulations.

 

Key considerations regarding these new regulations:

  • All rental properties must have either hard wired mains powered smoke alarms with battery backup or 10 year non removable battery smoke alarms by the 1st of May 2016.
  • A shared responsibility between the Tenant and the Landlord to ensure the smoke alarm is compliant at all times.
  • The Owner / Landlord / Property Manager must ensure the smoke alarm is cleaned, tested and operating prior to each new occupancy of the rental property.
  • Penalties may be issued to those who do not comply.

Please note: As a landlord you can undertake the work yourself rather than engage a company like ours. Please ensure you understand the regulations thoroughly and document the smoke alarm detail accurately.

To view the Smoke Alarm 2012 regulations click here.

To view the Smoke Alarm Fact sheet click here.