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What are the requirements for RCDs and smoke alarms?

The Electricity Regulations 1947 (WA) require sellers of residential properties built after 1 January 2000 to install at least 2 residual current devices (RCD’s) in the premises before the sale is completed.

It is also compulsory that mains powered smoke alarms are installed in residential properties prior to sale.

Prior to settlement, the seller should provide the buyer with a certificate certifying that RCD’s and smoke alarms are installed in accordance with the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991.

More information can be found at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and at the Department of Fire & Emergency Services.

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