2021 and 2022 will see an onslaught of tighter, more complex safety regulations introduced around Australia. With the ultimate legal responsibility falling on the landlord, now is the time to check that your provider has a plan to keep you covered under the new legislation.
New legislation: what it means for landlords
Maintaining compliance at your rental properties is a mammoth task, especially with regulations becoming more complex.
In several states around Australia, the obligations of landlords have recently increased or will increase in 2022.
- In Victoria, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act and its regulations took effect in 2021 regarding smoke alarm safety and new compulsory safety checks for gas and electrical fittings.
- In New South Wales, new 2020 legislation introduced more complex responsibilities regarding smoke alarms and new water efficiency standards.
- In Queensland, landlords are under pressure due to the increased standards for smoke alarms that will require major upgrades to most rental properties by 1 Jan 2022.
Without precise adherence to the regulations and meticulous record keeping to prove it, landlords can be left legally exposed when there is a safety incident at their property. Has your compliance management provider outlined a plan to keep you covered under evolving legislation?
Detector Inspector services are designed to meet and even exceed the minimum standards mandated in the legislation. We stay up to date with legislation changes so that you don’t have to.
Learn more about our specially-tailored solutions for landlords here.
Complete coverage with Detector Inspector’s multi-service packages
If your properties are already enrolled in a Detector Inspector safety program, you already know our system sets the industry standard. But did you know we offer a complete range of services to keep your properties fully compliant?
Detector Inspector is long-established as Australia’s leading smoke alarm service provider, but we do much more than just smoke alarms.
We also offer services for gas and electrical fittings, corded blind safety and even water efficiency. These are available as add-ons to your existing smoke alarm service for a simple flat annual fee. We provide exactly what you need based on the local legislation and the features of the property.
If you’re not already receiving the benefit of a bundled service from Detector Inspector, you’re probably missing out on coverage and savings.
Ask your property manager to look into additional services so you can take full advantage.
Time for a compliance check-up?
With legal obligations on landlords increasing, now is the time to check on your compliance management service. Are you sure your provider knows what they’re doing?
Don’t just leave compliance up to your property manager. As the person who is legally responsible, you have the right to ask about the services they’ve engaged on your behalf, and feel assured that the service provider has everything covered.
For over 15 years, Detector Inspector has been keeping rental properties compliant and tenants safe. We’re the experts in compliance legislation, keeping up to date with the changing regulations in every state so that you don’t have to.
Our digital toolkit keeps everything simple and watertight at every step of the process. Self-service tenant booking systems and digital entry notifications minimise the hassle for tenants, and our on-the-spot digital record keeping creates an audit trail to show you’ve met your obligations in case of a safety incident.
If your current compliance management service doesn’t do all that, it might be time to make the switch.
The bottom line for landlords
Safety compliance legislation is becoming more complex around Australia, and service providers are scrambling to keep up.
As the landlord, you bear the ultimate legal responsibility for compliance at your properties. You could be left legally exposed when there’s a safety incident.
Don’t just leave it up to your property manager! Now is the time to check up on your compliance management service.
Detector Inspector are the experts are providing uninterrupted compliance, even when things change.