Smoke alarm compliance
In regards to the maintenance of the smoke alarms, we encourage you to use our suggested provider Smoke Alarms Australia (SAA). SAA will attend the property yearly and ensure all smoke alarms are working and change the batteries. They will also attend the property at the change of each tenancy.
Although it is predominately the tenant’s responsibility to maintain the smoke alarms during the tenancy, often they do not, and if they do there is no proof of the maintenance or changing of the batteries. In the instance a fire does break out at the property, your building insurer will ask if you have proof the batteries have been changed. This is why we suggest you use SAA, as we are able to keep a record every time they attend.
Please see the links below for some further information and documents on Smoke Alarms Australia.