There has been recent media attention around smoke alarms and hardware stores no longer replenishing stock of ionisation alarms. So, what does this mean for you as a landlord?
It's been nearly 2 years since smoke alarms became compulsory in rental properties.
Failure to install smoke alarms in his “ramshackle” rental property has left an Auckland landlord with a $2000 fine – and MBIE warning landlords not to overlook their obligations.
The Residential Tenancies Act is to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation, smoke alarms, better enforcement and faster resolution of abandoned tenancies, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced.
Law changes that will require insulation and alarms in rental properties have passed their first hurdle..