News & Industry Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest smoke alarm related news. Read industry articles and media releases about changes to legislative requirements and handy tips on how to ensure your investment remains complaint.

News & Industry Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest smoke alarm related news. Read industry articles and media releases about changes to legislative requirements and handy tips on how to ensure your investment remains complaint.

Which QLD Regions are Upgrading the Fastest?

Published June 2021

All property managers and landlords should now be aware that new Queensland smoke alarm legislation deadline is fast approaching. The strict new requirements need to be in place from 1 January 2022 for rental properties. If a property does not meet the smoke alarm requirements, it will not be able to be legally rented out at its first lease renewal next year. As we are now halfway through 2021 and less than 140 working days from 2022, it is a great time to evaluate just how much work must be done to reach total compliance.

A large portion of the Queensland rental market have yet to upgrade their properties to 2022 legislation. Here at Smoke Alarm Solutions, we service one third of all residential rental properties in Queensland which is more Queensland rental properties than any other smoke alarm provider. Our data indicates that a shocking 15% of property management offices are yet to begin upgrading their rent rolls to meet 2022 compliance. Whilst the end of financial year has seen an uplift in the number of properties complying as landlords took advantage of tax time benefits, this upwards trend needs to continue rising if offices are to reach 100% compliance in time.

Broken down by region, there are some clear stand out areas in Queensland that are upgrading faster than others. Smoke Alarm Solutions’ data indicates that the Brisbane West and East are the top performing regions with 33% of properties meeting 2022 compliance. They are closely followed by the Sunshine Coast at 32% and Toowoomba at 31%. All other regions have less than 30% of their rental properties upgraded. Even if you are in a high performing region, now is not the time to become complacent about smoke alarm compliance.

Sharon Warner, the onsite manager from Coomera Park Estate, are in a lower performing region but understand just how important it is to have their rent roll upgraded to meet 2022 compliance early. With more than 80% of their properties compliant, they only have a short way to go until they are ready for 2022.

We appreciate the enormity of the task involved with upgrading all QLD rental properties, so we didn’t want to be left high and dry in 2022. We now have comfort in the fact our residents have increased protection against the dangers of fire. We also love that our landlords won’t miss out on rental income when the new legislation takes effect in January 2022,” Sharon has told us.

Williams Real Estate in Indooroopilly are also nearly ready for next year with close to 70% of their rent roll’s smoke alarms compliant to 2022 legislation.

Our tenants’ safety, along with the protection of our landlords’ properties are our major priority – that is why we have opted to upgrade our properties sooner rather than later. The legislation has been put in place for a reason and that is to save livessays Geoff Williams, Principal of Williams Real Estate.

It is important to have the majority of your rent roll’s smoke alarms upgraded by the end of the year. Not only will rental properties have to comply from 1 January 2022 but properties being sold must also comply. This means that as the year draws to a close there will be even more of a strain on smoke alarm providers as agents selling properties in January seek to comply their smoke alarms.

We are encouraging all property managers to book their rent rolls in for their smoke alarm upgrades now to beat the last minute rush. Visit the Smoke Alarm Solutions website here to get an instant 2022 quote for your property.  

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 info@smokealarmsolutions.com.au 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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