Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Smoke Alarms and Tenancies
A wise man once said to me that if you cut corners and always look to the cheapest way out of an obligation it could end as a "Penny Wise and Pounds Foolish option". It is with this in mind that I will be sending all of my Landlords a letter recommending the replacement of their cheaper smoke alarms with a Photoelectric Tamper Proof Smoke Alarm which has a non removable 10 yr life battery. Thus eliminating the need to change batteries every year and only leaves the small task of cleaning and testing the smoke alarm. At the end of the alarms 10 year life (standard on most alarms) the landlord replaces it and is good for another 10 years. What could be simpler. Please note legislation only requires one smoke alarm per story of house although this may not be sufficient so check the websites for correct positioning. For more information check http://www.fire.qld.gov.au/ This is important information with the onset of winter upon us. Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus.