Has anyone else's REA been pushing this company? I have confirmed they are not government mandated but if you choose not to sign up, they want you to sign a declaration. in Victoria: It is the tenants’ responsibilities to notify the landlord or owner if a smoke alarm is faulty or not in working order and when they move out, they should leave the premises, including smoke alarm batteries, in a similar state to when they moved in. Personally, as a landlord, I don't think this service is necessary at all. REA passing the responsiblity to someone else? It's 99 a year to replace and monitor the alarms.