Electrical safety in rental properties – what you need to know

10 Nov 2020


Rental law changes introducing minimum housing standards came into effect for new tenancies (including renewed tenancy agreements) from 1 September 2023, and will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024.

The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) has teamed with the Electrical Safety Office (ESO) to provide critical information and electrical safety tips for owners, managers and tenants. Under Queensland laws, both property owners and tenants have responsibilities for electrical safety in a rental property.  Learn practical information for safety switches and what to do if the circuit breaker is tripped.

Topics include:

  • Safety switches
  • Electrical safety compliance
  • Tingles and shocks
  • DIY electrical work
  • Checking electrical appliances
  • Helpful information
Original publication on 10 Nov 2020
Last updated on 10 Nov 2020

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