Homes Being Sold Leased Or An Existing Lease

Homes Being Sold, Leased Or An Existing Lease Is Renewed

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From 1 January 2017

Requirements as for
existing dwellings.Existing landlord’s and tenant’s obligations
regarding the installation and testing of smoke alarms continue.

Property sellers must lodge a Form 24 with the Queensland Land
Registry Office stating the requirements of the new smoke alarm legislation have been met.

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From 1 January 2022

Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:

i) be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
ii) not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
iii) be less than 10 years old; and
iv) operate when tested; and
v) be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate
together.

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Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

i) in each bedroom; and
ii) in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
iii) if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
iv) 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.

Smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

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