Smoke Alarm Certificates

Smoke Alarm Certificates 

Creative Electrical Services Queensland 

Inspires a great work ethic wile installing your smoke alarms on the day our team in the office is typing up a smoke alarm certificate to email you before the days end we provides the safety with long lasting Photo electric smoke alarms which you will require a 12 months certificate in order to sell or rent properties.

Why do we need a smoke alarm certificate

Who is responsible in a rental property to clean and test the smoke alarms?   

Within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the lessor/landlord must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling. During a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the tenant must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling, at least once every 12 months.

A renewal or extension of an existing tenancy agreement is also deemed to be the start of a new tenancy agreement.

For example if the tenant stayed for 6 months and another tenant moved in the lessor would need to test and clean the smoke alarms within 30 days prior to the new lease starting. Even if the tenant only stayed for 2 months the lessor would still need to test and clean prior to the new lease taking affect.

Test has a definition in the legislation and it is by pressing the ‘test’ button but this does not deem the smoke alarm safe you will require CRC spray can to test your Smoke alarm to insure it functions properly.

 

Do you need to be qualified or licenced to test and clean smoke alarms?

There is no legal requirement for any qualification or certification to test or clean a domestic smoke alarm.

Some real estate agents may outsource smoke alarm maintenance to another company AKA Creative Electrical Services QLD with associated fees paid by the landlord.  The real estate may request a “certificate of compliance” from these companies as proof of service. This is not a legal requirement but may be part of the real estate agent’s internal process to insure all homes are safe and are up to code it will also protect any legal matters in regards to tenants not cleaning and testing the smoke alarms and insuring new batteries are installed as a added bonus any warranty needed on smoke alarms that need to be delt with will be repaired or replaced by fast and reliable services that creative electrical services can provide.

Existing landlord’s and tenant’s obligations continue.

Property sellers must continue to lodge a form 24 stating the requirements of the legislation have been met. 

See New Smoke Alarm Legislation