I own a rental property, how do I ensure that my tenants are safe from electrical hazards?

As a landlord in Queensland, Australia, you have a legal obligation to ensure that your tenants are safe from electrical hazards. The safety of your rental property’s electrical system is governed by specific regulations and standards, primarily the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013.

Under these regulations, you must take reasonable steps to maintain the electrical installation in a safe condition throughout the tenancy period. This includes ensuring that all electrical appliances, wiring, and equipment provided in the rental property are safe and in proper working order.

Electrical Safety Queensland has information on what the obligations are for landlords as well as a maintenance plan that gives guidance on best practices for landlords in keeping their property safe and compliant.