Resources

Artificial smoke tests to
simulate a fire event
Workmanship + 
product liability 
insurance 
Compliance certification by qualified technicians
Compliance legislation is complex, changes frequently, and differs significantly from one state to the next. To see the current requirements for rental properties, choose your state from the list below. 

Remember, we pride ourselves on always being up to date, so you can be confident that when you trust us to look after your properties, we’re working to the current requirements.

Legislation

 

In Queensland, the Fire and Emergencies Act 1990 requires smoke alarms are installed in all domestic dwellings. It is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure smoke alarms are in working order and meet the requirements of Australian Standard 3786 and must be cleaned and have the batteries changed within 30 days of a new tenancy agreement or lease renewal.

Smoke alarms must also be located in compliant locations as set out in the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2. From the 1st of January 2022 any property in Queensland that is sold, has a lease renewal or change of tenancy must comply with the new legislation.

All alarms must be:

  • Photoelectric and interconnected
  • Compliant with AS3786:2014
  • Installed on each storey of the property and in all bedrooms and hallways
  • Interconnect so all activate when one alarm activates
  • Powered by mains power or non-removable 10-year battery
  • Alarms must not be older than 10 years
  • Compliance certificates must be kept on file in case of dispute

Product Information:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay 
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Workmanship and product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
  • Unlimited services in the subscription period
  • Fully tax-deductible fees
  • Compliance certification after each visit

Terms and conditions:

  • Price and service only applicable on active subscriptions
  • Safety switch replacement not included
  • Studies and offices and media rooms are counted as bedrooms - all common areas are included
  • All prices include GST
  • Replacement alarm costs may apply after Jan 1, 2022

Warranty document available upon request for properties subscribed.

Pricing
Workmanship plus product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
Push button safety switch 
tests for peace of mind
Artificial smoke tests to 
simulate a fire event

Legislation

 

It is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure smoke alarms are in working order and meet the requirements of Australian Standard 3786. Smoke alarms must be placed in compliant locations as set out in the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2.

Standard residential requirements

As of September 2020, it is law in NSW that a landlord must:

  • Service smoke alarms annually
  • Ensure all smoke alarms are functioning at all times
  • Replace alarms within their 10-year expiry period
  • Install or replace (or engage a person to install or replace) all removable batteries in all smoke alarms annually
  • Provide a smoke alarms & batteries condition report to the real estate agency – required in the tenancy agreement before the tenant moves in
  • Smoke alarms are legally required in buildings where persons sleep

Product and Pricing Information (standard residential services):

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay - $99 per year.  Landlords with 4 or more registered with SAA qualify for $75 per year per property 
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Workmanship and product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
  • Unlimited services in the subscription period
  • Fully tax-deductible fees
  • Compliance certification after each visit
  • Pricing is inclusive of GST

Legislation

 

Short Term Stay (NSW Only)

From October 2021, all holiday rental properties must conform to new policies introduced via amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation).

  • Properties currently with a single alarm will need to be upgraded to either 10-year lithium alarms if they currently have a battery alarm installed
  • Two or more alarms will need to be interconnected and placed in the correct place
  • A heat alarm must be installed in any private garage attached to the dwelling and must be interconnected to all other alarms in the building

Product and Pricing Information (short term rentals):

  • All SAA replacement alarms will be charged at $139.00
  • All Brookes replacement alarms will be charged at $199.00
  • Alarms will be fitted to the property taking into consideration line of site RF alarms need to ‘see’ each other to interconnect
  • Unlimited call outs
  • 24x7 beeping support line after hours
  • Safety switch push button test included
  • No multiple owner discount for upgrades
  • All pricing is inclusive of GST
Pricing

Legislation

 

The Australian Capital Territory Residential Tenancies Act 1997 dictates that smoke alarms must be installed and maintained in properties in which persons sleep.

It is the responsibility of landlords to ensure proper installation, testing and maintenance occur within the property.

In addition to legislation, smoke alarms within properties must also comply to the Building Code of Australia 3.7.2.

Within the ACT it is law that:

  • All smoke alarms must be serviced annually
  • Smoke alarms should be checked prior to the commencement of a new tenancy and at a bare minimum, new batteries should be installed
  • After the commencement of the lease, tenants are responsible for changing batteries but ONLY in battery-powered alarms (not including 10-year lithium battery alarms)
  • Tenants must notify landlords if the smoke alarm is not functioning correctly

Product and Pricing Information:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay - $99 per year. Landlords with 4 or more registered with SAA qualify for $75 per year per property 
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Workmanship and product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
  • Unlimited services in the subscription period
  • Fully tax-deductible fees
  • Compliance certification after each visit
  • Pricing is inclusive of GST

Legislation

 

SMOKE ALARMS

It is the responsibility of the residential rental provider to ensure smoke alarms are in working order and meet the requirements of Australian Standard 3786. Smoke alarms must be placed in compliant locations as set out in the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2. 

As of 29 MARCH 2021, it is law in VICTORIA that a residential rental provider must ensure that:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay - $99 per year. Landlords with 4 or more registered with SAA qualify for $75 per year per property
  • Each smoke alarm is tested according to the manufacturer’s instructions at least once every 12 months
  • Immediately arrange repairs for broken or faulty smoke alarms
  • The batteries in each smoke alarm are replaced as required on or before the commencement of the residential rental agreement
  • Provide new tenants with smoke alarm information, how smoke alarms work, how to test, and obligations tenants have not to tamper with alarms, on or before the commencement of the residential rental agreement

Note: Regulations made under the Building Act 1993 require smoke alarms to be installed in all residential buildings.

Product and Pricing Information:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay  (pricing is including GST)
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Workmanship and product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
  • Unlimited services in the subscription period
  • Fully tax-deductible fees
  • Compliance certification after each visit
Electrical & Gas Pricing - Sse tab below for more information
Workmanship plus product 
liability insurance.
Full electrical inspection on all electrical installations, appliances and fittings
Gas checks on all appliances 
- no limits

Legislation

 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY SERVICES

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

 

Product and Pricing Information:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay (pricing is excluding GST)
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Compliance certification after each visit as per Energy Safe Victoria
  • Correctly certified plumbers and electricians only
  • Workmanship and product liability insurance to give you the highest level of protection
  • Reminders for services due for electric and gas
  • Unlimited smoke alarm services in the subscription period
  • Annual auto-renewal for smoke alarms
  • Fully tax-deductible fees

 

Pricing

Legislation

 

In Western Australia, the Building Regulations 2012 requires smoke alarms are installed and are in working order prior to the start of a tenancy agreement.

Smoke alarms must be connected to mains power (unless approved for ten year tamper proof lithium battery), be no more than ten years old, be placed in compliant locations as set out in the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2 and function tested on a regular basis.

Landlords are responsible for the ongoing maintenance of smoke alarms:

  • and have a contractual obligation to provide working and compliant smoke alarms
  • may not enter into a tenancy agreement unless the property complies
  • tenants must notify landlords if the smoke alarm is not functioning correctly so it can be rectified
  • Building regulations also currently require two RCDs installed before a property is tenanted.

Note: RCD checks are to test the functionality of the RCD only.

 

Product & Pricing Information:

  • Pricing is fixed flat no more to pay  - $129 per year.  Landlords with 4 or more registered with SAA qualify for $105 per year per property
  • All alarms, batteries, interim jobs included
  • 24x7 Beeping alarm support
  • Workmanship + product liability insurance to give your the highest level of protection
  • Unlimited services in the subscription period
  • Fully tax-deductible fees
  • Compliance certification after each visit
  • Pricing is inclusive of GST
CHOOSE KNOWLEDGE, CHOOSE EXPERIENCE, CHOOSE SAA - THE RESPONSIBLE CHOICE
Licence - NSW 225414C, VIC 24374, ACT 2014903, QLD 73281, WA EC011144
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram