Standards Section

Standards: The owner and management entity must:

(a) Maintain records of all letting.

(b) Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

(c) Install and maintain smoke alarms in accordance with the following:

(i) Type 1 Domestic Smoke alarms. This system is to be based around one or more domestic/residential type smoke alarms with integral alerting devices. Coverage shall be limited to selected parts of a single firecell subject to the following: (1) Smoke alarms shall be listed or approved by a recognised national authority as complying with at least one of UL 217, CAN/ULC S531, AS 7386, BS 5446: Part 1. (2) The smoke alarms may be battery powered and are not required to be interconnected. In addition, they shall provide a hush facility having a minimum duration of 60 seconds. (3) Smoke alarms shall have an alarm test facility readily accessible by the building occupants. This facility may be located on the smoke alarms.

(ii) Location of smoke alarms - Smoke alarms shall be located within the escape routes on all levels within the household unit. On levels containing sleeping spaces, the smoke alarm shall be located either: (a) in every sleeping space; or (b) Within 3.0 metres of every sleeping space door. In this case, the smoke alarm must be audible to sleeping occupants on the other side of the closed doors. Smoke alarms shall be installed on or near the ceiling in accordance with AS 1670.6 and the manufacturers instructions.

(iii) Maintenance of Smoke Alarms - maintenance procedures are (a) in-situ annual cleaning with a vacuum cleaner (no disassembly of the smoke alarm); and (b) Monthly testing of the use of the smoke alarms “test” facility.

(d) Ensure any wood burners or fire places comply with relevant Building Act requirements.

(e) The maximum number of adults per residential unit shall not exceed two adults per bedroom. An adult is defined as any person over 16 years of age.

(f) That at least one on-site car park is available for guest use at all times (unless District Plan requirements indicate that a greater number of car parks are required).

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