Regardless of the size of your real estate agency, we will assist you to look after your smoke alarm compliance needs in the most hassle-free method possible. Let us assist you meet your duty-of-care obligations to your landlords via our comprehensive service and streamlined processes.

New smoke alarm laws for residential rental properties in New South Wales have commenced on 23rd March 2020 with amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (the Act) and the new Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (the new Regulation).


All NSW landlords will need to ensure that smoke alarms installed in the rented property are in working order. A penalty will apply for landlords who fail to comply.

To ensure smoke alarms installed in the rented property are in working order, a landlord must:

  • carry out annual checks to ensure all smoke alarms installed at the property are in working order.

  • replace a removable battery in all smoke alarms in the period specified by the smoke alarm manufacturer, or otherwise annually.

  • repair or replace a smoke alarm that is not working within 2 days of becoming aware that it is not working.

  • replace a smoke alarm with a new smoke alarm within 10 years from the manufactured date, or earlier if specified by the smoke alarm manufacturer.


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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW)


Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (NSW)