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What You Need To Know

What You Need To Know

• Landlords must ensure that their property is fitted with the required number of working alarms complying with Australian Standard 3786-1993 and installed as per the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2.3 as required by the Building Regulations 2006 (the Regulations).

• A landlord or agent must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days prior to the start of a tenancy and within 30 days prior to a tenancy renewal. In addition, a landlord or agent must replace, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, each battery in the smoke alarm that is flat or that the landlord or agent is aware is almost flat within 30 days prior to the start of a tenancy and/or tenancy renewal.

• The landlord or agent must also replace the smoke alarm before it reaches the end of its useful life. If the smoke alarm reaches the end of its service life, the landlord or agent must replace it immediately.