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Smoke Alarms

By Emma Smith

Consumer Affairs Victoria
Smoke alarms must be installed in all Victorian homes, units, flats and townhouses. Landlords are responsible for fitting smoke alarms in rented properties.

Hard-wired smoke alarms with a battery back-up must be installed in all buildings constructed after 1 August 1997. Buildings constructed before that date can have a battery-powered smoke alarm.

Tenants’ and residents’ responsibilities
Tenants or residents should:
• not deactivate a smoke alarm or interfere with its operation in any way
notify us if a smoke alarm is faulty or not in working order.
When you move out, you should leave the premises, including smoke alarm batteries, in a similar state to when you moved in.

We ask that our tenants advise us if there are any concerns regarding the Smoke Alarms at the property.

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