Did you know that all properties that are leased or sold in Queensland must contain smoke alarms that meet new guidelines by 1 January 2022?

Watch the video to see how the legislation effects you.

Owners must ensure that smoke alarms are:

  • Photoelectric,
  • Hard-wired or have a non-removable 10-year lithium battery,
  • Interconnected via a wire or radio frequency, and
  • Installed in every bedroom, hallway and on every leve.

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QLD 2022 Legislation – Get the facts

What if I am a Landlord?

  • From 1 January 2022, you are required by law to install and maintain smoke alarms in your rental property in Queenland.
  • You must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days before the start of a tenancy agreement.
  • Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey – in each bedroom; and in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

What if I am a Tenant?

  • Your landlord is required to test and clean smoke alarms within 30 days prior to the start of a new tenancy or when a tenancy is renewed.
  • You are required by law to test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months.
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