When it comes to insulation in rental properties, some landlords are failing to disclose to prospective tenants exactly how much insulation has been installed.
Radio New Zealand reports (2017) as of last year, it is now required (by law) for all landlords to state in tenancy agreements the level of insulation in their rental property. According to the Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith, investigation teams have uncovered several instances where this information has not been disclosed.
Both landlords and tenants need to be aware and ensure this information is included in their tenancy agreements to ensure they are compliant. There are currently an estimated 180,000 rental properties throughout the country that are not sufficiently insulated, with landlords facing a hefty fine if they do not comply.
In 2019 the laws will change again, making insulation of rental properties compulsory. Don’t wait until it is too late, insulate your rental property with Earthwool® glasswool insulation and get piece of mind for you and your tenants!