Home smoke alarm legislation: How is it a win for Queensland?

Tougher home smoke alarm laws in Queensland are set to enhance safety in the state significantly. Changes from the previous requirements, such as placement of the alarms and the shift from ionisation to photoelectric smoke detectors, aim to give people early warning signals and raise chances of survival during a fire. These additional mandates go [...]

How to Attract Different Types of Tenants

As a property manager, you’re much like a matchmaker. You sort through prospective tenants to find one that best suits the property. When you meet one that fits the bill, you arrange for them to make the commitment, and hope the union leads to a permanent tenancy (or at least until the contract expires). Sounds [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation, Tenants|0 Comments

Give the Gift of Fire Safety this Mother’s Day

Mothers are the ultimate hyphenates of the world. They can take care of the children, build an empire, deck out a home, and do more super amazing things all at the same time. And the marvel of it all is that they never stop giving everything they have just to ensure we’re safe and sound. [...]

Teaching Children about Fire Safety & Home Smoke Alarms

Fire safety and the importance of home smoke alarms are common topics in schools. But how often do you talk to your kids about them AT HOME? These aren’t exactly exciting topics for children or teens to chat about at the dinner table (compared to say the latest Netflix episodes or fashion trend). However, it’s [...]

What Fatal Fire Incidents Taught Us

Queenslanders will never forget the fatal fire incidents that happened years ago, which resulted in damage to property, catastrophic injuries, and deaths. As part of lessons learned from these tragedies, we now have stricter rules on the installation of residential smoke detectors and increased focus on fire prevention. These are proof that communities and the [...]

Your Most Burning Questions about the new QLD Smoke Detector Rules

January 1, 2017, marked the day when Queensland owned the record as the only state in Australia with the most comprehensive smoke detector requirements. For homeowners, landlords, property managers, and residents, this means exerting effort in understanding and complying with the new rules. With the influx of information on the internet about these requirements, it [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

Why you Should Invest in Smoke Alarms

A fire comes like a thief in the night – It occurs when your defences are down. It can start in seconds, and engulf everything you worked hard for in just minutes. But that doesn’t mean that fire is invincible. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself and your family from fatal fires is [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

Fire Smoke Alarms – How a small device can save lives

Your home is your sanctuary. It is naturally the only place in the world that you would want to retreat to after a long day at work. But is your sanctuary a secure location for you? Do you have the necessary smoke alarms in place to make sure it’s fire safe? Fire can engulf everything [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

Smoke Alarm Legislation Queensland – Why you should comply sooner rather than later

The new Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation requires sold or leased houses to have smoke alarms in place at the time a tenancy agreement or contract of sale is made. But that’s not all there is to the new legislation. The new smoke alarm legislation sets firm rules on the type and number of alarms a [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

Change in Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation

The Queensland Government have committed to changes bringing the state the most comprehensive smoke alarm legislation in the country. Tragically, in the past 12 years, over 150 people have died in Queensland house fires. Many will remember the horrifying loss of life in 2011 when 11 people died in one house fire. As of January 1, [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments