Smoke alarms – what you need to know

03-May-2012

Many landlords are still confused about their responsibilities when it comes to smoke alarms in their rental properties.  Too many assume that just because adequate smoke alarms have been installed in the property, there’s nothing else they need to be concerned with.  This is not the case.  Ongoing maintenance is not just a responsibility of the landlord – it is a legal requirement.

By not maintaining smoke alarms in your rental property, you not only run the risk of penalties, but also of not being covered by your insurance in the event of a fire.

Due to the complexity of the regulations and the risks pertaining to smoke alarm installation and maintenance, we strongly advise the use of a comprehensive smoke alarm testing service.

Many of our landlords have opted to take up an annual service agreement.  Call us to find out more.