2022 Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation
Everything changes for Queensland landlords in 2022, and it’s going to put a hole in your hip pocket. By 1st January 2022, the smoke alarms in every Queensland rental property must be:
- Installed in every bedroom of the property
- Must be 240v or 10 year lithium alarms – 9v alarms will not be allowed
- Must be photoelectric alarms – ionisation alarms (the most common form of alarm) will not be allowed
- Must be interconnected so that if one alarms sounds, they all do
For most landlords, this will mean that every current smoke alarm must be replaced, and new ones installed, as very few homes have alarms inside bedrooms. Depending on the number of bedrooms in your property, this could cost you between $500 – $2,000.
Smoke Alarm Integrity is working with all property managers and landlords to ensure that their properties are compliant by the deadline. With individual quotations, multiple payment options and quality alarms, we take the stress away and make the upgrade process smooth and seamless.
Call us to find out how simple compliance to the new legislation can be!