Rental Property Smoke Alarms

Auckland smoke detector testing electricians, residential tenancy smoke alarm installation, testing and maintenance programs for homes, rental properties!

Trade Guys regularly carry out smoke alarm installations and annual inspections to give our clients real peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice about this important matter. We are also IQP electricians and fully qualified for commercial installations and commercial testing of smoke alarms.

For all smoke detector service & installations, call Trade Guys first. We supply, install and service smoke alarms to residential and commercial clients across Auckland since 1999. Under New Zealand Law, as of 1st July 2016, it is a requirement to have smoke detectors/smoke alarms in rental properties.

Residential Tenancies Regulations for Smoke Alarms

Under New Zealand Law, as of 1st July 2016, it is a requirement to have smoke detectors/smoke alarms in rental properties.

Smoke alarms
What are the proposed new smoke alarm requirements? The proposed new smoke alarm standards will require a minimum of one working smoke alarm within three metres of each bedroom door. In a self- contained sleep -out, caravan or similar, a minimum of one working smoke alarm will be required.
In a multi- level unit, there must be a working smoke alarm on each level. The landlord must ensure that the alarm is operational at the beginning of each new tenancy. The tenant will be responsible for changing batteries during their tenancy
When do smoke alarms need to be installed?
Smoke alarms must be installed in all residential rental properties by 1 July 2016.
What sort of smoke alarm should be installed?
Where there are currently no smoke alarms, long-life photoelectric alarms will need to be installed.
Long- life alarms cannot have their batteries easily removed, and are more cost-effective over time because batteries do not need to be replaced every six to 12 months. If a property has existing smoke alarms that are not long-life photoelectric, landlords will not need to replace them immediately. But when they do need replacing they should be replaced with long-life photoelectric alarms. This proposal would see older style, replaceable battery smoke alarms progressively replaced over time with new long life photoelectric alarms as they reach the end of their life.
Where in a rental property are smoke alarms required to be placed?
All new and replacement smoke alarms in residential rental properties are installed in accordance with placement requirements identified in the manufacturer’s instructions ;
and there must be, at a minimum, one working smoke alarm in the hall or similar, within three metres of each bedroom and, in a self-contained caravan, sleep out or similar and, in multi-storey units, there shall be at least one smoke alarm on each level within the household unit.
How much will smoke alarms cost?
The alarms commonly used now take a 9 Volt battery and cost about $12, with batteries needing replacement every six to 12 months. Long-
life photoelectric alarms cost approximately $40- $100 and last for up to 10 years before requiring replacement
The number of smoke alarms needed (and the total cost) will depend on the size and layout of the property. Trade Guys are happy to provide quotes & estimates for all smoke alarm and smoke detector installations
 
Would the landlord or the tenant be responsible for replacing smoke alarm batteries?

The proposal is that it will be the duty of tenants to replace smoke alarm batteries. While the responsibility for battery replacement in standard 9 -volt battery alarms would remain with the tenant, the need to replace batteries would reduce over time as landlords replace existing alarm types with long life ones. This would help reduce the financial burden on the tenant of replacing batteries.

Smoke Alarm Installers Auckland

For all smoke detector service & installations, call Electric Guys first. We supply, install and service smoke alarms to residential and commercial clients across Auckland since 1999

Are you experiencing smoke alarm beeping, smoke detector chirping issues in your office or home? Rather of risking injury by trying to do electrical repairs by yourself, why not trust your Auckland smoke alarm detector repair work to an experienced electrician in Auckland ?

Our staff of competent electricians have the qualifications and experience to properly organize any smoke alarm testing, installation, maintenance and repair & in accordance with current residential tenancy regulations. The most important thing for our business is to take care of every electrical issues and safety you may be experiencing in a safe and effective manner while managing the highest standards for professional testing practices.

Our electricians want to earn your business by guaranteeing all your electrical testing and installations assignments are managed thoroughly and fully compliant with current residential rental property smoke alarm legislation.





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