From 1 October 2009 mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and when a new tenancy agreement is signed for rental properties.
If there are no tenancy changes in rental properties, then mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted by 1 October 2011.
Should it not be possible to install a hard wired smoke alarm for reasons of a structural nature then an owner can apply to the City for approval to install a battery powered smoke alarm. An application form is available in the Application Forms section of this web site - Smoke Alarm Application Form
Changes to Smoke Alarm laws 1 May , 2014.
For more information go to DFES website.
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