Not Worth the Chance

Property Management Service

Did you know, that if tenants are not woken by a correctly functioning smoke alarm, there is a 57% higher likelihood of property loss and damage? Worse still, research indicates that a third to a half of house fire deaths could have been avoided by having a working smoke alarm and practised escape plan...

Don't put your tenants and your landlord’s asset at risk. Manage your duty-of-care and your obligation by law, with Smoke Alarms Australia.

Did you also know that if you do not comply with the relevant smoke alarm legislation and regulations, your insurance company may have the right to deny you cover in the event of a fire which results in injury or death of the occupants of a residence?

Each state of Australia has legislation governing the responsibility of the managing agent, the landlord and the tenant with respect to smoke alarm installation and maintenance, but unanimously smoke alarms are required to be installed and maintained:

  • At the commencement of any new tenancy agreement
  • Annually (as per the manufacturer’s warranty)
  • At alarm malfunction

The Supreme Court has found a managing agent was liable to a tenant for personal injury for not properly inspecting a property before it was leased out, despite a general indemnity from the landlord to the managing agent.*

The bottom line is that maintaining a smoke alarm is much more than just replacing a battery and for as little as $0.27 per day it’s simply not worth the risk of putting this important duty in the hands of anyone but the experts.

*Wu V Carter [2009] NSWSC 355.

We understand your landlords don’t appreciate surprises and we also understand how much additional work it is for you to get approval on every little extra charge. That’s why we charge one all-inclusive $99 annual fee to your landlords. Some companies charge a lower annual fee, but every time an alarm needs replacing you have to get approval from the landlord to pay the additional charges (which can be anywhere between $30 up to $135 for a hard wired alarm!). Our service is simple. We don’t advertise cut price services with hidden fees and extras. There is absolutely no more to pay! We include:

  • Checking the location and number of alarms required as per building codes
  • Checking the expiry date of each alarm and replacement if necessary with Australian Standard photoelectric alarms
  • Replacing all alarms that are not properly functioning (including hard-wired alarms!)
  • Cleaning the alarm and replacing batteries
  • Testing each alarm with artificial smoke
  • Issuing a compliance certificate
  • Schedule return within 12 months (or at new tenancy agreement)

We don’t advertise cut price services with hidden fees and extras.
There is absolutely no more to pay!

And it's simple.
We manage the entire process for you!

Step 1

With your agreement, a letter (on your letterhead) or email is sent to your landlords requesting authorisation for Smoke Alarms Australia to service the smoke alarms in their property.

Step 2

Upon receipt of authorisation, we arrange a convenient time (directly with your tenants) for our technicians to service the alarms.

Step 3

We issue you with a certificate of compliance for each property serviced. By partnering with Smoke Alarms Australia your agency is 100% compliant because:

  • A certificate of compliance is issued for each property serviced or;
  • The landlord has assumed responsibility for their own compliance by not authorising the service you have recommended.

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Start managing your duty of care by having Smoke Alarms Australia service and maintain the smoke alarms in your property.

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Register your details and we will send you an information pack regarding Smoke Alarms Australia's services and products.


Following the implementation of the new Smoke Alarms Legislation, our agency employed a number of contractors, including Smoke Alarms Australia to carry out the required servicing of alarms on our managed properties. Due to their level of service and the peace of mind they provide our agency and our owners, they are now the only smoke alarm servicing contractor we use and recommend. Their reliability and excellent communication makes this part of the job easy and hassle free!

Amanda Burnett
First National Real Estate Biloela

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PO Box 1531 Neutral Bay NSW 2089

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