From 1 July 2016 all landlords and their property managers are responsible for ensuring the rental properties they own or manage comply with the Residential Properties Act.
Here we explain the new rules and regulations which under the new law relate to insultation and smoke alarms.
We’ve tried our best to make this summary straight forward and easy to understand. If you want to dig into this more, then please check the Tenancy Services website.
The regulations require that the ceiling and underfloor must be insulated. Based on the significant extra cost versus benefit, walls do not need to be insulated. There are couple of things to understand before we can assess compliance.
There are exemptions to the above requirements. Without getting into the detail, where the underfloor and ceiling cavities are too small or non-existent (concrete floor and skillion roof for example), then insulation is not required. Please check the Tenancies Services website for more detail on this.
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