Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation – Does Your Property Comply?

From January 2022, investment properties will need to comply with new Smoke Alarm Legislation in Queensland.

According to the Queensland Government, new smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia for fire safety.

The new legislation specifies that all Queensland properties will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the property, and on every level.

What does this mean for your investment property home?

To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all domestic properties leased and sold from 1 January 2022.
These new requirements to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties, necessitate the following measures:

• Smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom of a home
• All smoke alarms must be powered by either 240 volt or 10 year lithium battery
• All smoke alarms must be interconnected to each other
• All smoke alarms must be photoelectric rather than ionisation
• All smoke alarms must comply with AS3786:2014

We recommend enlisting the help of companies like Smoke Alarm Solutions, who is our principal contractor, to ensure these obligations are met.

If you would like our team to assist in using Smoke Alarm Solutions, or any suitable provider of your choice then please don’t hesitate to contact us.