Make sure someone who knows the legislation is updating your smoke alarmsMs Parsons said many landlords are trying to be proactive by updating their properties to fit the legislation, however many are being caught out, with their updates still not being compliant.“We are already seeing concerning trends with landlords trying to upgrade with third parties,” Ms Parsons said.“They are trying to do the right thing and get an upgrade but 39 per cent are failing to comply.“Almost 50 per cent are failing to comply because the electricians are just putting the wrong alarms in.”She said the average cost for the update was $1200, although many owners were paying more because they were not updated correctly in the first instance.Smoke Alarm Solutions offer a subscription service that checks on alarms regularly and ensures they are up to date with the latest legislation.Most properties built before 2017 will be affected by the changes, as those built after that date should already be compliant.Recent Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Smoke Alarm Solutions data has revealed operational fire alarms within Queensland homes has been on a downhill slide for the past two years.Only 80 per cent of smoke alarms were operational in 2018, down from 84 per cent in 2017 and 87 per cent in 2016. Shockingly, only 28 per cent of 2257 Brisbane respondents had smoke alarms in their main bedroom. Make sure your smoke alarms are in working order this winter.As the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder the dropping temperature serves as a prudent reminder to investors to make sure their rental properties have working smoke alarms.New legislation off the back of an inquest into the deaths of 11 people in a house fire in Slacks Creek 2011 will see all rental properties in Queensland required to ensure their smoke alarm systems are fulfilling new compliancy requirements by January 1, 2022. Avoid this scene at your rental property.This includes having smoke alarms installed in every bedroom; smoke alarms powered by either 240 volt or 10-year lithium batteries, having interconnected and photoelectric smoke alarms, and ensuring smoke alarms meet the Australian Standard 3876:2014.While 2022 still seems a fair distance away, Smoke Alarm Solutions COO Michelle Parsons said from May 1, 2019, a staggering 799 properties a day would have to be upgraded in order for all of the rentals in Queensland to meet the deadlines.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAt present, smoke alarms are required to be on each storey and in hallways near the bedroom, as well as in clean and working order.
Arthur E. Meisberger, 65, of Olean passed away at 10:40pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the home of his son in New Marion. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville on May 26, 1954 the son of Rom and Gertrude Eckstein Meisberger. Survivors include three sons Tony and Drew both of New Marion, and Brandon Meisberger of Milan; three grandchildren Anthony Meisberger, Jr., Jacob Meisberger, and Alex Lee Svatba; two sisters Dolores Souder and Mary (Greg) Hilton both of New Marion; seven brothers Melvin (Sandra), David (Sherron), John (Diane), Charlie, and Dwight Meisberger all of New Marion, Donald (Josie) Meisberger of Camby, and Mark Meisberger of Indianapolis; sister-in-law Rita Meisberger of New Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Phillip. Mr. Meisberger was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. Art was a full time farmer and a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 5th at 11am at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Madison with Father Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in the St. Magdalene Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be from 9am to 10:30am Friday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the St. Magdalene Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.
Explicit footage shows cops scrambling to catch a naked teenager wanted for a triple homicide in Virginia.The 18-year-old suspect allegedly killed his mother, sister, and 15-month-old nephew, who were found shot dead at the family home in Keeling.The sheriff’s office identified the victims as 25-year-old Emily Bivens, 1-year-old Cullen Bivens, and 62-year-old Joan Bernard.Police chased the teen across fields and country roads before cornering him Tuesday morning.The suspect identified as Matthew Bernard was taken to the hospital after being arrested for banging his head against the cage of the police vehicle while in custody, police said.He was released back to the sheriff’s office around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.He’s being held without bail in the Pittsylvania County Jail.Bernard faces three counts of first-degree murder and is set for an initial court hearing Thursday.
Lucas Perez’s move to Arsenal on Tuesday added £17.1m to the summer spending totalPremier League summer transfer spending has surpassed £1bn for the first time.Clubs had spent a combined £1.005bn as of 08:30 BST yesterday’s transfer deadline day, according to sports business group Deloitte.The previous record of £870m, set last year, was passed on Thursday, six days before transfer deadline day.Arsenal’s £52m double signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi on Tuesday helped push spending beyond the £1bn mark. Premier League clubs are benefitting from a new £5.1bn television deal coming into force, meaning they have more spending power, and 12 teams have broken their transfer record this summer.Earlier this month, Manchester United set a new British transfer record when they spent £89m on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.But some managers have complained that British clubs are being asked to pay too much for players on the back of the TV deal.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte last week said the market was “crazy”, and that he was being asked to “pay £50m for medium players”.The transfer window in England closed at 23:00 BST last night.PLAYER FROM TODavid Luiz P.S.G Chelsea (£38m)Mario Balotelli Liverpool Nice (Free Transfer)Jack Wilshere Arsenal Bournemouth (Loan)Islam Slimani S’Lisbon Leicester City (£29.7m)Eliaquim Mangala Man City Valencia (Loan)Joe Hart Man City Torino (Loan)Wilfried Bony Man City Stoke City (Loan)Marcos Alonso Florentina Chelsea (£24m)Samir Nasri Man City Sevilla (Loan)Alvaro Arbeloa Free Agent West Ham (One year deal)Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Marseille Tottenham (five-year deal)Serge Gnabry Arsenal Werder Bremen (£4.5million)Kenneth Omeruo Chelsea Alanyaspor (Loan)Lazar Markovic Liverpool Sporting Lisbon (Loan)Juan Cuadrado Chelsea Juventus (Loan)Nigel de Jong – LA Galaxy GalatasarayAsamoah Gyan – Shanghai SIPG Al-Ahli (Loan)Emmanuel Riviere Newcastle Osasuna (Loan)Didier Ndong Lorient Sunderland (£13.6m)Bruno Martins Indi Porto Stoke (Loan)Umar Sadiq Roma Bologna (Loan)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram