Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act and its regulations will come into force on 29 March 2021, imposing significantly more safety & compliance obligations on Victorian landlords and us as your property manager.
Changes include requirements for:
- Smoke alarm servicing each year including testing, battery replacement and positioning checks
- Gas safety checks every 2 years on all gas fixtures & fittings such as heaters, cooktops, water heaters and the mains gas line
- Electrical safety checks every 2 years of all electrical appliances, fixtures & fittings such as switchboards, power points and light switches
Gas and electrical checks are specialist services requiring licensed tradespeople who need to complete the services in accordance with the regulations. Additionally, record keeping obligations are extensive and we are required to disclose a range of matters relating to these services to tenants at lease commencement and/or upon request.