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Electrical Safety Switch & Smoke Alarms

If an electrical safety switch for general purpose socket outlets has not been installed in the property you are required to have one installed within 3 months following settlement.  Failure to do so could result in a $1,125 penalty.

By law, the property must have compliant smoke alarms installed and functioning prior to settlement.  Failure to install compliant smoke alarms is an offence under the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990.  If the property does not have compliant alarms installed, the Seller should ensure this is done before settlement.

Until 1 January 2022, there is no requirement for compliant smoke alarms to be hard wired but they must be working and less than 10 years old.

If you do need to replace the smoke alarms, then they must be photoelectric type smoke alarms.

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