If the window safety requirements are not met by 13 March 2018, owners corporations face fines. Leaving it to the last minute places your scheme at risk of not complying by the due date and leaves young children vulnerable to falls from windows in your scheme.
Lot owners may install a window safety device in their property at any time, letting the owners corporation know. Tenants must get written permission from their landlord before installing locks that require drilling. Landlords cannot refuse a tenant’s request unless they have a very good reason.
Watch the ‘Window locks and your rights’ video for details on your rights and obligations as a tenant, landlord or strata owner when it comes to installing locks.
Two young boys have been taken to hospital after falling from a second-storey window of a home in Sydney’s north-west.
Emergency services were called to Milton Avenue, Eastwood, at 6.45pm on Tuesday, responding to initial reports that two children, aged two and four, had fallen out a window…
The number of children falling from windows and balconies has increased 27 per cent in the past year, with doctors becoming increasingly concerned that warnings are not being heeded.
Under new NSW government regulations, all bedroom windows 2m or more above the ground in new homes and units must be fitted with a barrier or locking device that prevents them opening more than 12.5cm…
Focusing on smoke alarm servicing & installation of window & balcony safety devices, Statewide Compliance’s dedicated team of professional’s top priority is to ensure the safety of tenants & to provide landlords with peace of mind.
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