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Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors -

CTP Pest & Building Inspections recommend getting into the habit of testing them once a month. Simply press the test button and wait a couple of seconds for an alarm to sound. If it sounds its working fine, If no sound is heard it needs to be replaced.

To ensure smoke alarms installed in the rented property are in working order, a landlord must:

  • carry out annual checks to ensure all smoke alarms installed at the property are in working order
  • replace a removable battery in all smoke alarms in the period specified by the smoke alarm manufacturer (for a removable lithium battery), or otherwise annually
  • repair or replace a smoke alarm that is not working within 2 business days of becoming aware that it is not working or (b) cause the smoke alarm to be repaired or replaced
  • replace a smoke alarm with a new smoke alarm within 10 years from the manufactured date, or earlier if specified by the smoke alarm manufacturer.

NSW Smoke Alarm Legislation

Smoke alarms are mandatory in those homes and other shared accommodation buildings where people sleep as specified in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (NSW) (EPA Regulation).

Property managers (as agent for the landlord), landlords and tenants have specific responsibilities in regard to smoke alarms:

  • Landlords must ensure that smoke alarms are installed and maintained.
  • Neither the landlord nor the tenant are permitted to remove or interfere with the operation of a smoke alarm installed in the rented premises, unless they have a reasonable excuse to do so.
  • Landlords have the right of access to rented premises to fit or maintain smoke alarms, providing the tenant has been given at least two days’ notice.
  • Where the smoke alarm has a replaceable battery, it is recommended that the landlord fit a new battery at the beginning of a tenancy.
  • Owners of residential property who rent out their premises as holiday accommodation are responsible for installing smoke alarms and replacing batteries.

Maitland NSW

We service the local Maitland Area, East Maitland to Morpeth, Lorn to Bolwarra and beyond, to Rutherford and Telarah!

We provide the Best Building and Pest Inspections in the Hunter Valley, with our team of licensed builders performing thorough reports on your property.

For Pre-purchase Building and Pest Reports, look no further than Newcastle’s leaders and Newcastle #1 Building Inspector, CTP Pest and Building.

Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South WalesAustralia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi) by road north of Sydney and 35 km (22 mi) north-west of Newcastle. It is on the New England Highway about 17 km (11 mi) from its start at Hexham

Pest and Building Inspections in Cessnock

CTP Pest and Building Inspections serves the greater Hunter region, including Cessnock, Pokolbin and the Wine Country. From Kurri Kurri, CTP Pest and Building Inspections is always there to help yo with your inspection needs.

Pest & Building Inspections in Nelson Bay & Port Stephens

CTP Pest and Building can help, with Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Inspections, Building Inspections, Pest Inspections and meth testing available in the Nelson Bay Region. We service from Corlette to Salamander Bay and Boat Harbour. That’s not all, we also perform inspections at Lemon Tree Passage, Shoal Bay & Fingal Bay and beyond!

Building & Pest Inspections in Singleton, 2330

Singleton: the gateway to the Upper Hunter Valley.

CTP Pest and Building Inspections provides the most thorough Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Reports in Singleton and beyond.

Our service area includes:

City of Newcastle suburbs

City of Lake Macquarie suburbs

City of Cessnock suburbs

City of Maitland suburbs

Port Stephens Council suburbs