For Tenants

Smoke Alarms for the Tenant, it’s a shared responsibility.

 

It’s the Law

In August 2012 the Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill (Smoke Alarm) 2012 was passed through the Tasmanian Parliament. This means that now all Tasmanian residential rental properties must be protected by smoke alarms.

These new laws are here to protect you and your family from fire within your property.

Responsibility

There is a shared responsibility between you, as the tenant, and your Property manager to keep your smoke alarms maintained. Prior to you occupying your rental property, the Property Manager should have completed any necessary smoke alarm maintenance or servicing requirements for alarms in that home. Hobart Smoke Alarms are working with Property Managers to bring all existing properties up to date with the new legislation over the coming months.

Your major responsibilities by law as the Tenant include:

  • Every 6 months you must test the smoke alarms
  • Every 6 months you must ensure the alarms are clean
  • You must notify your Property Manager if any fault occurs with a smoke alarm

In some cases you are required to replace the battery in the smoke alarms. This depends on what type of alarm is fitted to the property. Please see the below link for information about types of smoke alarms.

 

3 Simple Steps for the Tenant, Every 6 Months

  1. Vacuum the smoke alarm
  2. Wipe the smoke alarm
  3. Test the smoke alarm

Helpful Information

Types of smoke alarms & how to test them click here.

How to clean your smoke alarm click here.

 

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For Tenants

Smoke Alarms for the Tenant, it’s a shared responsibility.

 

It’s the Law

In August 2012 the Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill (Smoke Alarm) 2012 was passed through the Tasmanian Parliament. This means that now all Tasmanian residential rental properties must be protected by smoke alarms.

These new laws are here to protect you and your family from fire within your property.

Responsibility

There is a shared responsibility between you, as the tenant, and your Property manager to keep your smoke alarms maintained. Prior to you occupying your rental property, the Property Manager should have completed any necessary smoke alarm maintenance or servicing requirements for alarms in that home. Hobart Smoke Alarms are working with Property Managers to bring all existing properties up to date with the new legislation over the coming months.

Your major responsibilities by law as the Tenant include:

  • Every 6 months you must test the smoke alarms
  • Every 6 months you must ensure the alarms are clean
  • You must notify your Property Manager if any fault occurs with a smoke alarm

In some cases you are required to replace the battery in the smoke alarms. This depends on what type of alarm is fitted to the property. Please see the below link for information about types of smoke alarms.

 

3 Simple Steps for the Tenant, Every 6 Months

  1. Vacuum the smoke alarm
  2. Wipe the smoke alarm
  3. Test the smoke alarm

Helpful Information

Types of smoke alarms & how to test them click here.

How to clean your smoke alarm click here.