Rental Property Insulation Assessment
Rental Property Insulation Requirements
In June 2016 the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016 was passed. That legislation has 2 key requirements relating to rental property insulation requirements.
1 – All new tenancy agreements from 1 July 2016 must include information regarding the current ceiling, underfloor and wall insulation in the property
2 – All rental properties must meet new rental property insulation standards by July 2019
In July 2019 The Healthy Homes Standard became law and brought in additional insulation requirements over and above the 2016 legislation.
1 - Minimum ceiling thickness has shifted from 70mm to 120mm
2 - Underfloor insulation requirements remain largely the same as the 2016 legislation with a minimum R Value of 1.1 for existing insulation and 1.3 for any new insulation.
3 - Compulsory Ground Moisture Barrier has also been introduced under the Drainage and Moisture Ingress Standard
4 - 2 New deadline has been set for all rental properties
To Provide a compliance statement for all new or renewed tenancy agreements from 1 December 2020
To be compliant within 90 days of any new tenancy after July 1st 2021 with a final deadline of July 1 2024.
At The Insulation Warehouse, we have the team and service to help you address both the documentation and insulation requirements for rental property you own or manage.
Here’s some information you might find helpful when it comes to rental property insulation requirements:
Hassle Free – We will do the work by contacting your tenant to arrange appointments to complete assessments and installs, once you’ve instructed us to do so
Rentfit Healthy Homes Report – We have the team to be able to provide you with a professional report detailing items that require action for you property to be compliant.
Our www.rentfit.co.nz report includes all 5 categories:
- Moisture Ingress and Drainage
- Draught Stopping
And we have added smoke alarms as a additional check for free.
Our pricing and service offer for insulation assessments and Healthy Homes Reports is detailed on our www.rentfit.co.nz website
Assessment and Quote – For houses that do not meet the required standard a quote will be provided detailing our recommendation to meet the standard.
The quote will also include a statement confirming what, if any, insulation is in place. This will enable the owner to comply with the new Act relating to notification of current insulation.
New product – Where the minimum standard is not met, additional insulation needs to be installed delivering R2.9 for ceilings and R1.3 for underfloor in the Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato area (Zone 1 and 2). For more information see the MBIE website
Service – To book an assessment please email a works order/enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org including the property address and tenants contact details.
To discuss rental property insulation options you can contact our customer service team on 09 6368409In July 2020 our Director, Kevan Hunt and Auckland Property Investors Association (APIA) put together some short video's discussing issues, options, and advice relating to insulation requirements under the Healthy Homes Standard. APIA have been kind enough to allow us to share these on our website for your viewing.
How to self assess insulation at your rental properties
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