Queensland smoke alarm laws require a property owner to have smoke alarms checked within 30 days of the start of a new lease.
The COVID-19 Tenancy Laws clearly state that all tenants are required to allow access for urgent repairs, and this includes smoke alarm compliance checks. The exceptions are those households that have occupants who are sick with the virus, at high risk, or undergoing state-imposed quarantine directions.
If a tenant identifies in the above categories and denies entry, we must postpone the compliance visit until it is safe to enter the property. In the meantime, we advise the tenants that the responsibility for testing the smoke alarms is passed onto them.