Smoke alarms: everything you need to know
Smoke alarms are required in owner occupied homes, rental properties or any other residential building.
Under Division 7A of Part 9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, smoke alarms must be installed in all buildings in NSW where people sleep.
Smoke alarms must meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786, Smoke Alarms.
A seller of a home in NSW makes a warranty under the Contract for Sale of Land that the home is fitted with smoke alarms and complies with the legislation. If it found that the seller has breached this warranty, a purchaser may be able to cancel the contract without penalty.
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Download the fact sheet to learn more about smoke alarms and your obligations as a seller of a home in NSW.
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