New Sellers Compliance Service Launched

New smoke alarm legislation for residential properties was passed by the Queensland Government in 2016. Real estate professionals should be aware that from 1 January 2022 all Queensland properties sold need to meet the new strict legislative requirements.

To meet the demand for properties being sold next year, Smoke Alarm Solutions has just launched a special new legislation upgrade service just for sellers.

The new smoke alarm legislation adds several new requirements to current legislation. From 2022 smoke alarms in the property must:

  • be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor
  • be less than 10 years old
  • operate when tested
  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

Smoke alarms must also be installed on each storey:

  • in each bedroom
  • in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey
  • if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

Smoke alarms must not be placed within certain distances of walls, light fittings, air-conditioning vents, and ceiling fans as dictated by legislation.

With so many complex requirements being added on top of the current legislation, it is recommended that vendors use a professional smoke alarm provider to upgrade the smoke alarms in their properties. It should be remembered, that not only do properties being sold need to comply, but Queensland rental properties also have to comply from 1 January 2022 at the commencement of a new lease or lease renewal – meaning extra demand on the industry.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia’s leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry. They have been working to upgrade Queensland’s rental market to the new smoke alarm legislation since it was announced. Smoke Alarm Solutions’ research forecasts that around just 50% of Queensland rental properties will be compliant with 2022 legislation on 1 January 2022.

With hundreds of thousands of rental properties left to comply, smoke alarm providers will be stretched thin with there already being an industry-wide wait time of four to six weeks for a smoke alarm upgrade. The Queensland property market is currently booming, with properties selling within days or even off-market. To ensure sales properties settle without delay next year, Smoke Alarm Solutions is recommending vendors request a smoke alarm upgrade at the time of the listing.

Smoke Alarm Solutions has been working to create a fast and easy service to ensure properties will be compliant upon sale. Under their brand new Sellers Compliance service (linked to, Smoke Alarm Solutions will upgrade sales properties to 2022 smoke alarm legislation for only $124 per installed Emerald alarm. For those properties that sell especially fast, there will be a 48 business hour express service available for a fee of $199.

To find out more about the 2022 smoke alarm legislation or the Sellers Compliance service contact your local Smoke Alarm Solutions Account Manager or click here.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia’s leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry and is a trusted partner of the REIQ. Contact Smoke Alarm Solutions today at 1300 852 301 or email to find out how they can provide a cost-effective and user-friendly solution to remove the liability and stress surrounding such an imperative and intricate set of guidelines involved with smoke alarm compliance. Don’t leave compliance up to chance. Ensure you deal with the experts.


Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.
  • A very responsive team and good follow up with our tenants in arranging inspections. We purchased rent rolls from other agencies and the transition of the smoke alarm services from the previous agencies to us is easy and seamless! We are confident with the teams’ services and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone!

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  • As a Principal of a Real Estate agency, we are always diligent to ensure that the agency and our properties meet all current legislation and compliance. After using several different companies for Smoke Alarm compliance over the years, none compare to the professionalism of Smoke Alarm Solutions.

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  • As a Property Manager, I've found Lisa (Business Development Manager) to be an asset to the company, and of great assistance to us. She has regularly kept in contact, and never too busy to find the answers to our questions. The service team have attended when requested and the compliance reports sent through promptly. We look forward to our continued collaboration.

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  • All Smoke Alarm Solutions staff are well versed in the current and new upcoming legislation and are always helpful and professional from the administration team to the technicians attending on site. Respectful of our tenants and the property, the technicians are fantastic. The invoices and quotes are easy for our Landlords to read and understand.
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  • We returned to Smoke Alarm Solutions after using a smaller company, we were tired of our calls not being returned and waiting for invoices. When we transferred back nothing was a hassle and Brendan went out of his way to make our job as Property Managers easier. Our tenants and Landlords have peace of mind with the 24/7 emergency service and now receive invoices within 24 hours of the job being carried out.

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  • Ironfish have been working with Smoke Alarm Solutions for a number of years now, and we found them to be professional and on top of the legislations. Bonnie Hutchison, in particular has been wonderful to deal with. A true star for their company!

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  • Smoke Alarm Solutions even offered a free information training session to help to further educate our property management staff. The new online portal is an absolute dream for us busy professionals and is just another reason why we cannot recommend Smoke Alarm Solutions enough.

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  • Thank you for all the assistance you provide our team. You and your team are always, experienced, prompt and helpful with everything we ask.
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  • There are a lot of other companies out there that will dazzle you with their selling skills, promise you the world and may even offer cheaper rates but after taking over a rent roll of hundreds to find that owners were being charged by another company but not one property was actually visited or met the required criteria, we just wouldn’t risk giving our business to anyone but Smoke Alarm Solutions. Professional, ethical and by far the best smoke alarm specialist around!
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