Smoke alarms

All rental houses must now have compliant smoke alarms. MBIE Tenancy Services expects every landlord and tenant to comply with their obligations. Failure to comply with the requirements is an unlawful act, and the landlord may be liable for a financial penalty of up to $4,000. 

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NZS 4514:2009 Interconnected smoke alarms for houses sets out the requirements for the installation and commissioning of externally-powered interconnected smoke alarms.

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