July 25, 2020 at 11:31 am #233793dbstrataMember
On review of regulation 186A(4) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000, I noticed this part refers to the owner of a dwelling and not the owner of the building.
I was wondering if the definition of an “owner of a dwelling” would be the lot owner, or the owners corporation?
I’ve included the regulation below.
(4) The owner of a dwelling within a class 2 building or, that is a class 4 part of a building, must ensure that the dwelling is equipped with smoke alarms that are located, on or near the ceiling–
(a) in any storey of the dwelling containing bedrooms–in every corridor or hallway associated with a bedroom, and if there is no such corridor or hallway associated with a bedroom, between each part of the dwelling containing the bedroom and the remainder of the dwelling, and
(b) in any other storey of the dwelling not containing bedrooms.July 30, 2020 at 7:30 am #234167Amanda FarmerExpert
It would be the owner of the lot, as it “the owner of a dwelling within” the building.
My understanding is that, in practice, owners corporations ensure the proper installation of smoke alarms, as they are the ones who have to certify the fact for the purpose of the Annual Fire Safety Statement.
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