Every Rental property and properties being sold in Queensland must meet the new legislation from the 1st of January, 2022.
The new legislation commenced on the 1st of January 2017 and the changes are being phased in over 10 years. All homes must move to interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarms by 2027. Click here to read the Qld Governments newsroom article.
The new legislation changes from 1st of January 2022 means that all domestic dwellings leased or sold must comply with the new laws. This means interconnected smoke alarms must be installed in bedrooms, hallways and at least one smoke alarm on every floor of the dwelling.
There are approximately 500,000 rental properties in QLD, and with every property needing to be compliant by the deadline there is a good chance that some properties will not be ready in time.
As regulators, the QFES can prosecute for non-compliance.