Smoke alarms must be installed in all Victorian homes, units, flats and townhouses. The Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) 1997 states that the landlord is not only responsible for the installation of smoke alarms, but also their ongoing maintenance, as per section 68(1). It is highly recommended that landlords participate in a yearly service and maintenance schedule to ensure that their property is compliant with the RTA and VBA Practice note 2006 – 27.
Only working smoke alarms save lives.
Smoke alarms have been ensuring that families all around the world feel safe in their homes, even when they are asleep, as well as allowing property owners the peace of mind that their property is safeguarded against the threat of fire. Smoke alarms have a 10-year lifespan however, to ensure that your property is safe, it is important to have yearly servicing and maintenance of the smoke alarms by a qualified technician. Home Safe Services technicians will ensure that all smoke alarms in the property are working, are in an appropriate location, and are valid in respect to the law.