The Phased Introduction of Smoke Alarm Legislation in Queensland: A Comprehensive Guide for Owner-Occupiers
In Queensland, the significance of smoke alarms in safeguarding homes is paramount. As the state continues to prioritise the safety of its residents, the evolving smoke alarm legislation stands as a testament to this commitment. Owner-occupiers must be well-informed and proactive in this landscape of change. This article provides a detailed overview of the legislation […]
Selling Your Property in Queensland? Ensure Your Smoke Alarm Compliance with Queensland Smoke Alarms
Smoke Alarm Compliance Navigating the property market in Queensland can be both exciting and challenging. Beyond the usual considerations of price, location, and presentation, there’s a critical component that sellers must not overlook: smoke alarm compliance. With Queensland’s stringent regulations, ensuring your property meets these standards is not just a legal obligation but a moral […]
Smoke alarms are essential for home safety. They are designed to alert you to a fire before it spreads and can save lives in the process, however, simply installing a smoke alarm is not enough. Regular maintenance is vital to ensure the device functions properly in the event of a fire. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect […]
Is your dwelling Queensland smoke alarm compliant? Here are some helpful hints when trying to find the best smoke alarm brand and installer in Brisbane: Ask the smoke alarm installer if they are warranty agents for the smoke alarm product they install. How long is the warranty on the type of smoke alarm they are […]
Get Interconnected, it’s the law – By 1.1.27 all Queensland dwellings must comply with the new Qld smoke alarm laws.
Homeowners selling their home must comply before settlement. From 1.1.22 all leased dwellings must comply before the next lease renewal or before a new tenancy commences. For a Brisbane Australia company called “Queensland Smoke Alarms,” using the Queensland smoke alarm legislation, complying with these laws is not only a legal obligation but also an opportunity […]
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A report based on research by Fire and Rescue and the CSIRO into the effectiveness of photoelectric smoke alarms showed stronger measures were needed to give residents time to escape. Did you know that 78% of house fire deaths are between midnight and 8.00am? Did you know that 16 per cent of all fires occur in […]
QFES Smoke Alarm Laws for dwellings being sold , leased or an existing lease is renewed From 1 January 2017
QFES requirements as for existing dwellings. Existing landlord’s and tenant’s obligations regarding the installation and testing of smoke alarms continue. Property sellers must continue to lodge a Form 24 with the Queensland Land Registry Office stating the requirements of the smoke alarm legislation have been met. From 1 January 2022 Smoke alarms in the dwelling must: […]
The Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 Qld commenced on 1st January, 2017 but there is no need to panic. This legislation affects all Queensland dwellings however there is a phase-in roll-out period giving us all enough time to comply. For rental and for sale properties, the property owner will have […]
On 23 August 2011, a fire started on the ground floor of a house occupied by two families in Slacks Creek. The first of twenty- three 000 emergency calls were made at 12.04am on 24 August. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services was notified at 12.05am and arrived at the scene six minutes later. By the […]