MYLO HOME SAFETY CHECKS

One Stop Safety Needs

From 29th March 2021, under new legislation in the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act, residential rental providers must undertake mandatory electrical and gas safety checks every two years, as well as annual smoke alarm checks.

MYLO Property Solutions have over 20 years’ experience in the property industry, so you can trust us when we say that we are here to help you.

Our price package is designed to get the best service possible, with minimum fuss, and most importantly, the peace of mind that your home is safe.

We want to remove all headaches, stress and burden on landlords and property managers, but at the end of the day, this is about ensuring that tenants have a safe home in Melbourne.

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Licensed Professionals

Our licensed tradesman will ensure the safety audit is carried out properly, safely and hassle free

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Our service is efficient and simple. We will even send you reminders when your home needs another safety visit in two years time.

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Gas And Electrical Safety Obligations

Under the new laws rental providers (previously referred to as landlords) have certain responsibilities for gas and electrical safety.

Rental providers must undertake gas and electricity safety checks:

  • For all new agreements after 29 March 2021, or

  • Where there is a fixed term agreement of more than five years which rolls over into a periodic tenancy after 29 March 2021, must undertake gas and electricity safety checks.

Additionally, rental providers must keep, and be able to produce, records of gas and electrical safety checks conducted at the property.

Smoke Alarm Safety

  • An annual smoke alarm safety check is now mandatory, not just recommended.

  • A faulty or non-working smoke alarm is now considered an urgent repair.

  • Repair of hardwired smoke alarms must now be carried out by a suitably qualified professional i.e. a licensed or registered electrician.

  • Property managers are now required to provide renters with operation manuals, testing, and no tamper instructions for all installed alarms.

We provide peace of mind that all smoke alarms at a property are operating correctly and the property is safe and compliant.

Gas Safety

  • A gas safety check for all gas installations and fittings is mandatory every 2 years.

  • The safety check must be carried out by a licensed or registered gas fitter with Type A servicing accreditation.

  • Renters now have the right to request the date of the last gas safety check.

  • If not checked within the last 2 years, a gas safety check is required as soon as practical after the renter occupies the property.

  • Detailed records must be kept including the name and licence or registration number of the gas fitter who conducted the check, the date of the check, and the results including any repairs required and actions taken. The record must be kept until a record of the next check is available.

  • Renters have the right to ask for a copy of the record and must be supplied within 7 days of written request.

Our service has been designed in line with Energy Safe Victoria guidelines to meet the definition outlined in the new regulations.

Electrical Safety

  • An electrical safety check for all landlord-provided electrical appliances, installations and fittings is now mandatory every 2 years.

  • The safety check must be carried out by a licensed or registered electrician in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Electrical Installations—periodic variation (AS/NZS 3019:2007). The service must be amended when these variations update at any time.

  • Renters now have the right to request the date of the last electrical safety check.

  • If not checked within the last 2 years, an electrical safety check is required as soon as practicable after the renter occupies the property.

  • Detailed records must be kept including the name and licence or registration number of the electrician who conducted the check, the date of the check, the results including any repairs required and actions taken, and a report prepared in accordance with section 2 of AS/NZS 3019. The record must be kept until a record of the next check is available.

  • Renters have the right to ask for a copy of the record and must be supplied within 7 days of written request.

Mylo Properties introduced our electrical safety service in anticipation of the new legislation, and we’ve checked over 6000 properties since January 2020. Our service was designed in line with Energy Safe Victoria guidelines to comply with the standards in the new regulations.

A new financial, administrative and practical burden for landlords

Under the new regulations, renters have the right to request the date of the last safety service for both gas and electrical. There is an obligation to complete a service ‘as soon as practicable’ when a new renter moves into a property that hasn’t had a check for 2 years or more.

Proper documentation have become a critical protection for landlords and property managers, with records maintained meticulously to show that you’ve met your obligations around services and notification of tenants.

MYLO Home Safety checks Package to the rescue

MYLO Home Safety Checks Package was designed to provide a simple, cost-effective solution for landlords and property managers to address the new safety requirements imposed by changes to the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act.

By offering a bundled discount, and a low recurring annual subscription fee, MYLO Home Safety Checks Package provides year-round protection and compliance assurance across smoke alarms, gas and electrical services. The changes to the RTA VIC are now in effect and penalties will apply for non-compliance. Now is a great time to get in touch and get organised to meet the new legislation.

Evidence Of Safety Checks

GAS SAFETY CHECK

The gasfitter should provide a record of the gas safety check. The document must include:

  • Their full name and business details, including licence or registration number of the gasfitter who performed the check
  • the date the safety check was conducted, and
  • the results of the check, including any servicing and repairs required and actions taken to address the repair.

Additionally, rental providers must keep, and be able to produce, records of gas and electrical safety checks conducted at the property.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK

The electrician should provide a record of the electrical safety check, which must include:

  • Their full name and business details, including the licence number of the electrician or REC who performed the check
  • the date of the safety check
  • the results of the check, including any repairs required and actions taken to address the repair, and
  • confirmation that all installations and fittings have been checked and found safe.

Additionally, rental providers must keep, and be able to produce, records of gas and electrical safety checks conducted at the property.

Record Keeping

A record of the most recent gas and/or electrical safety check, along with the details of the tradesperson who performed the check, must be kept until a record of the next safety check is created.
A copy of the most recent gas or electrical safety check will be provided to the renter within seven days after the rental provider receives a written request from the renter.

GAS SAFETY CHECK

A record of a gas safety check can be either of the following:

  • a compliance certificate (if applicable)
  • a document from the licensed gas fitter who carried out the safety check.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK

A record of an electrical safety check may be any of the following:

  • a compliance certificate
  • a document or checklist from the electrician or REC
  • an ‘’Electrical Installation audit report’

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