The Anticipated Rush to Meet 2022 Compliance is Here

At Smoke Alarm Solutions, we pride ourselves on being the industry leaders in smoke alarm compliance.

Since 2016, when Queensland Government announced changes to the legislation following a coronial inquest into a tragic Logan house fire, we have been educating property managers, landlords and home owners about their upcoming new requirements, set to impact them from as early as January 1, 2017.

Over the past five years, we have held property manager and landlord education events throughout Queensland, hosted numerous educational webinars, incorporated free onsite quoting into our service offering, created digital educational resources to be forwarded to landlords, and worked alongside the REIQ and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to prepare Queenslanders regarding the substantial and complex changes to the legislation.

We have also enhanced our Solutions Portal to allow clients to quickly identify the health of their rent roll with a dashboard dial outlining the number of properties currently complying with the new legislation. Users can also access quotes and upgrade properties with the touch of a few buttons. You can access our Solutions Portal here.

As the legislative changes require a substantial financial investment from landlords, we have worked hard to source and incorporate additional, cost-effective products into our range to assist our clients meet the new requirements as hassle-free as possible. Additonally, we have recently sourced a competitively priced solution to manage interconnected smoke alarms without needing to reach alarms on high ceilings. We launched the Emerald Alarms Controller in early April, which has proven to be very popular with our clients.

Whilst education of the market has been at the forefront of our endeavours, we have also been working tirelessly to ensure our workforce was at the required capacity to not only fully understand the detailed new requirements but able to upgrade the influx of work requests we expected to receive in 2021.

With less than 9 months until the 2022 deadline for Queensland rental properties and properties to be sold, we are now experiencing the anticipated last minute rush to comply as landlords fully comprehend the ramifications of non-compliance - including the inability to rent out their property come 2022 and potential fines. With less than 20% of the Queensland properties we manage currently meeting the 2022 requirements, we urge landlords and property managers to act sooner rather than later.

As an added motivtaor, upgrades to new Queensland legislation can be tax-deductible for landlords so we appreciate the importance of upgrading properties prior to the end of this financial year. As spaces in June 2021 are now filling up fast, we encourage property managers and landlords to upgrade as soon as possible if they wish to take advantage of tax benefits this year.

As always, we will continue to assist property managers, landlords and home owners navigate this legislation change. Please reach out via phone on 1300 852 301 or email at info@smokealarmsolutions.com.au if you have any queries, or suggestions to our service which will help our clients ensure compliance. Alternatively, to upgrade today, simply click here.  

 

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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