Managing Agent's Legal Responsibilities
MANAGING AGENTS LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES Are you Managing your Risk?
Smoke Alarms sometimes beep – for NO REASON…. and it has the ability to drive you & your family crazy! No smoke, no fire….just the noise! Smoke Detector Support Group We had a callout this week to a property that was new to one of our client’s Rental Roll, of which both of the 2 alarms in the property were beeping non-stop. This meant they weren’t able to move the renters in with this happening, for both safety AND Sanity reasons. ..
REAlarm: 1st May is 10 years to the day since smoke alarms became law across NSW and most alarm don't last 10 years(/images/smoke-alarms-expire.jpg) 1st May is 10 years to the day since smoke alarms became law across NSW… and… most smoke alarms don’t last 10 years. Fire and Rescue NSW have the message “double your chance of surviving a home fire with a working smoke alarm” and you would have heard the “REAlarm” message throughout Social Media, News Outlets & major publications. But WHY are you hearing about it so much? On the 1st of May i ..
10 ways your Smoke Alarms can be Defective We all now know a Push Test (/push-test) just doesn’t cut it cut it when it comes to Smoke Alarm Compliance. However, what are some common reasons why a smoke alarm might not work (and you wouldn’t even know some by looking at it!)? 1. They expire! If a smoke alarm is older than 10 years, which is a very common occurrence, it is considered expired so needs to be replaced. 2. Not loud enough. The sound smoke alarms make is very impor ..
Top 3 reasons for a Smoke Alarm Compliance plan Going into 2016 we have a renewed sense of URGENCY to get 100% of Central Coast properties Smoke Alarm Compliant. First of all, the last quarter of 2015 saw loss of life, property & the aftermath of dealing with fires in residential areas. There was DOUBLE the loss of life as a result of house fires from 11 deaths in 2014 to over 21 lost in 2015. Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said it was “alarming that ma ..
Why a simple “Push Test” isn’t enough to cover you for Smoke Alarm Compliance By pushing & holding the test button for a few seconds, your smoke detector should product a loud noise. This is commonly referred to as a “push test” and is commonly conducted by a home owner or Real Estate Agent. Why is a Push Test not sufficient for Smoke Alarm Compliance? The button test ensures that the batteries are working. However, it doesn&rsquo ..
What do Managing Agents have to do?
What does CCSAS do for you?
- Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010 Schedule 1 Standard Form Agreement Clause 4(1) mandates it is the responsibility of Landlords to ensure smoke alarms are installed, tested, serviced & maintained annually
Therefore, as the legal representative of your Landlords it is the responsibility to Managing Agents to advocate for Landlords & have precise, detailed & complete documentation of the systems you have in place to ensure the installation, annual testing, service & maintenance of smoke alarms in all rental properties as part of your standard business practices & procedures
- Some Managing Agents & Landlords are unclear of their responsibilities & assume they have sufficiently fulfilled their legal
a) Smoke alarms are fitted in propertiesb) A ‘Push Test’ is conduct.
c) An annual inspection conducted by Strata Management companies in apartment complexes
Smoke alarm residential rental holiday property compliance is a mandatory legal requirement under Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010 Schedule & Fair Trading Residential Tenancy Agreement Sections 38 & 39. The services & systems provided by Central Coast Alarm Services makes you legal obligations easy to implement, achieve & maintain, taking away risk & giving you peace of mind. Central Coast Smoke Alarm Services is dedicated to bring you peace of mind, excellent customer service with reports & certificates promptly provided in a format convenient to you. We follow through to completion ensuring the service & test is conducted to the highest standard. We will also remind you when the Annual Smoke Alarm Compliance Test is due for retest. Call today for a FREE quote or to discuss how we can help keep you protected, save you time & safe from possible litigation.