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do smoke alarms have to be hard wired qld?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Elives, 14th Jul, 2015.

  1. Elives

    Elives Well-Known Member

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    first investment property bit of a easy question i just wasn't to sure. i'm assuming hard wired but just wanted to double check.

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  2. monty

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    They're not in the place I'm renting.
     
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    I heard it's not worth the added cost because the backup battery has to be replaced every year anyway.

    But I went ahead and had them installed regardless, so that smokers won't try to disable them.
     
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    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Certifier will require one as part of related building works, so relocate your home on the block and you need one.
     
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    Only new and significantly renovated properties, willair. That very sheet states that a 9V alarm is the minimum legal requirement if the property hasn't been constructed or significantly renovated since 1997. (Though they recommend that you upgrade to a lithium battery or hard-wired.)
     
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    Maybe so,but I like to sleep at night and as we have a barrister within the family I was talking about this a few years back around his bbq with other legal people,and when I asked him what might happen he just poured the water on the bbq plate,and said that's what will happen..
     
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    Most PMs in QLD will book your annual smoke alarm testing for you.