Recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act introduced the Residential Tenancy Regulations 2021. These Regulations have identified new Safety Related Activities that are required to be regularly completed in residential rental properties. The Regulations have also identified Safety Devices required to be regularly maintained and tested for correct operation.

The Safety Related Activities are located at Schedule 3 of the Regulations. These require an electrical safety check of a property’s electrical installations, fittings and appliances every two years, a gas safety check of a property’s gas appliances, fixtures or fittings that use or supply gas every two years and smoke alarm safety check every year.

We have provided relevant extracts from the Regulations to assist with understanding what is required and how these requirements can be implemented. Please follow the links below to be directed to the Regulations relevant to the Safety Related Activity: