September 28, 2021

What New Rental Rules Mean for Victorian Property Portfolios

Electrical Safety Compliance in Victoria

From March 29, 2021 new rules apply to electrical and gas safety compliance in rental properties across Victoria.

Under the new regulations, rental providers – landlords, property managers, and owners – are responsible for electrical and gas safety. An electrical and gas safety check for rental properties is required every two years to ensure gas appliances and electrical installations, fittings, and appliances are in safe working order.

As a rental provider, it’s essential to understand your obligations and have an effective service supplier in place to manage your risk and ensure compliance.

Who can do an Electrical or Gas Safety Check?
  • Fully qualified and licensed electricians who are either a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) or are employed by one.
  • Fully qualified licensed plumbers authroised for Type A Servicing
What gets checked?

Victorian rental providers must ensure an electrical safety inspection is carried out on all electrical installations, appliances, and fittings provided in rental properties once every two years, and a report is provided to the Agency for the tenant.

Service includes:

  • Switchboard inspection and tests
  • Smoke Alarm testing
  • Earth continuity tests
  • Power point and light switch tests
  • Electrical appliance inspection
  • Electrical installation audit report

GAS SAFETY SERVICES

Victorian rental providers must ensure gas safety inspections are carried out on all gas installations, appliances, and fittings provided in rental properties once every two years and be conducted by a qualified gas plumber.

Services include:

  • Carbon monoxide emissions
  • Gas leaks and safe operation
  • Correct installation and compliance
  • Negative pressure test
A PROVEN SYSTEM FOR SAFETY CHECKS: GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT

Our team of electricians and plumbers are fully licensed to conduct the safety checks under the new rules.

SAA has been offering trusted smoke alarm compliance services for 15 years and we will deliver the same level of service reliability you have experienced with our smoke alarm services with these new electrical checks.

SET, FORGET, AND SAVE

SAA offers an end-to-end service that means no surprises for you and one all-inclusive annual invoice. It includes:

  • Reliable electricians & Plumbers
  • Hassle-free direct-to-tenant booking
  • Dedicated customer service line
  • Online property management portal
  • Planning compliance schedules across your portfolio
  • Data integration with popular property management softwares

Talk to us about keeping the people and property under your care, safe.

Book a safety service or bundle with a new or existing smoke alarm service subscription.

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