Services

To assist both Property Managers & Landlords our dedicated team are responsible for:

  • Maintenance of smoke alarms – under the smoke alarm legislation all smoke alarms must be serviced upon each change of tenancy and lease renewal. The manufacturer also recommends annual services to ensure the warranty remains valid, and to maintain regular service cycles to ensure the functionality of alarms.
  • Replacement of batteries (Duracell Procell) at EVERY inspection.
  • Free evaluation of properties – we are happy to inspect properties and determine the best solution to provide protection from the dangers of smoke and fire.
  • Education & Training – as specialists in the smoke alarms industry, we provide training, support and advice about the Smoke Alarm Legislation and its impact on Property Managers and owners.

Sam Systems (QLD) Administrative Support:

  • Template letters to send to landlords and tenants. Our templates can be used as they are or you can tailor them to suit your individual communication needs.
  • Admin team to assist with mail outs and organisation – let us do the hands-on mailing for you, we’re here to help with as much admin assistance as you need.
  • Direct liaison with tenants – we will liaise directly with tenants to arrange convenient times to access the property – freeing up your valuable time to get on with the business of property management.
  • Full tracking of annual & lease renewal inspections, with monthly notifications.
  • Preparing form 9 entry notices and mailing. We can prepare and send entry notice and mail out on your behalf and email copies to you for your records.
  • Obligation free quote for compliance with QFRS 2017 legislation at every inspection
  • The development of our software has been greatly assisted by the input of our many Property Managers and landlords and we will continue to do so. We are always ready to listen to your needs and wherever possible, add to or change the format to make use easier.

The Rules

Landlords must ensure that their property is fitted with the required number of working smoke alarms complying with the Australian Standard 3786-2014 and installed as per the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2.3

A landlord or agent must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days before the start of a tenancy, which includes tenancy renewals. In addition, a landlord or agent must replace, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, each battery in the smoke alarm that is flat or that the landlord or agent is aware is almost flat within 30 days before of the tenancy.

The landlord or agent must also replace the smoke alarm before it reaches the end of its useful life. If the smoke alarm reaches the end of its service life, the landlord or agent must replace it immediately.

New Smoke Alarm Legislation 2017

Changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation

New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.

The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.