“In my rental, there is electrical wiring left exposed over the patio gutters, the eave and patio and back to the eave (black/red/green/yellow wires exposed), and in my garage hanging from the ceiling to wall. Is this legal? What can I do about these?” Tenant, NSW
We asked Co-Founder and COO of Rent360, Penelope Valentine for her advice:
“There should be no exposed wires,” Penelope said. “Despite the electrical danger, these could also be a strangulation danger.”
“I suggest you take a photo of all exposed wires and send them to the property manager, requesting they box in all wires or re-wire the areas so they meet safety standards.”
Penelope said there are companies such as Safety Watch Australia that will come and conduct a full safety inspection of the premises and identify any areas where there is a risk of harm to any occupants.
Safety Watch Australia currently services South East Queensland and some parts of Northern New South Wales.
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