Smoke Alarm Solutions Compliance Certificates Saved A Lot of Stress After a Unit Fire
Published August 2021
Connie Mckee is a contract trainer with the REIQ and a Real Estate Practitioner. Connie has extensive experience with rental properties, having owned multiple rent rolls in the past. A major component of managing rental properties is risk management. Connie shares her experience regarding a fire occurring at one of her rental properties and how ensuring up-to-date smoke alarm compliance made the insurance process a lot easier.
When I commence management of a rental property, a requirement is that all procedures and systems are streamlined. I have criteria as to the style of property as well as the need to use a third-party contractor for all smoke alarm compliance.
I was very grateful that I chose to adopt this business procedure as there was an occasion when a block of flats that I managed, had been engulfed by fire.
It was fortunate that all tenants were safe and I was relieved that Smoke Alarm Solutions had been contracted for the regular compliance checks of the property. After the incident, investigators from the insurance company came to my office to retrieve all the relevant compliance paperwork as part of their investigation. The first question was concerning smoke alarm compliance and I was easily able to produce the certificates. It is pleasing to know that the owners insurance claim was paid out. From a risk management point of view, that was critical for my business as well because if the smoke alarm compliance was not in place the outcome may have been very different.
So from a business point of view, when recommending a third-party provider for smoke alarm compliance on behalf of your owner, my advice is that they need to be reputable, established, and ensure they look after the owner's interests. This is vital - if the job is not done correctly, the outcome could be dire.
Smoke Alarm Solutions is my first choice for all my smoke alarm compliance needs for all of my rental properties.