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When the property market heats up, there's a rush to get in and not miss out. But what are the benefits of going against the flock?

In 2009 it became compulsory in WA for mains powered smoke alarms (hard wired) to be installed by an electrician in all properties prior to the sale of a building, when dwellings are rented out or when a new tenancy agreement is signed for a rental property or renewal. Though this legislation is statutory, it is unintentionally overlooked by many agents and property owners.

 

Following recent Court Rulings where tenants have successfully won orders against the Lessor for not attending to maintenance, Lessors are urged to consider their responsibility.