Smoke Alarms

Monday 24 Jun 2019

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. The smoke alarms must meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786, Smoke Alarms. These provisions came into effect on 1 May 2006.   By law, at least one smoke alarm should be installed in a hallway outside a bedroom or other suitable location in each storey of a rented home. Tenants are not allowed to remove or interfer ....

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Strengthened tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

New tenancy reforms which improve and strengthen the protections for victims of domestic violence living in a rented property start on 28 February 2019. The domestic violence reforms represent some of the most significant changes to NSW tenancy laws for victims and survivors of domestic violence living in a rented property. The reforms are part of a package of tenancy amendments following the statutory review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (the Act). What are the new domestic vi ....

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