Insulation in rental properties: Will your investment meet the new requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act?

March 10, 2016 at 4:52 PM

If you own an investment property, you may be aware that the Government has introduced a new Bill to amend the Residential Tenancies Act.

Among the proposed changes to the Act are new requirements relating to insulation in rental properties.

The changes will mean that from 1 July 2019, where it can be practically installed, all rental properties will need to have underfloor and ceiling insulation that meets a required standard.

From 1 July 2016, all new tenancy agreements will also need to include a statement that outlines the extent and safety of insulation in the property. Where landlords are updating insulation, the products used will need to meet the required standard.

For social housing rental properties, where the tenant pays income related rent, underfloor and ceiling insulation that meets the required standard must be installed by 1 July 2016.

Learn more about the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act here.

EXPOL underfloor insulation for rental properties

EXPOL underfloor insulation provides an insulation value of R1.4 and meets the requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Lightweight and designed to fit snugly between floor joists, EXPOL underfloor insulation is an ideal choice for landlords wanting to update insulation under timber floors quickly and easily.

Unlike fibreglass or polyester insulation, EXPOL underfloor insulation is made from rigid expanded polystyrene (EPS). This means is won’t sag or slump over time, requiring less maintenance. EPS is also highly moisture resistant, vermin resistant and won’t support a fire.

For added peace-of-mind, EXPOL underfloor insulation is also BRANZ Appraised and comes with a 50 year warranty.

Learn more about EXPOL underfloor insulation here.

Find your nearest EXPOL underfloor stockist here.

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