Healthy Homes Insulation Standards

Rental insulation rules

As a landlord, you have some responsibilities for the weather tightness and condition of your rental so that your tenants can enjoy a warm, dry and healthy property. These rules have been in place since July 2019 for all rental properties.

Where it is possible for you to access and install, your rental property must have adequate ceiling and underfloor insulation, The standards that you must meet are set out in the Residential Tenancies Act for the Healthy Homes Standard.

If you would like to find our more on your obligations as a Landlord then visit the Tenancy Service website

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Rental Insulation Standard.

Insulation has been mandatory in all rental properties since July 2019.

Ceiling Insulation

  • The minimum level of ceiling insulation under the Healthy Homes standards has increased from 70mm to 120mm and the insulation must be in good condition.
  • Properties that need more insulation must top up to meet the 2016 regulations R2.9 - R3.3.

Underfloor insulation Standard

  • Insulation underfloor is already mandatory.
  • Remember foil underfloor insulation that is damaged, torn or dusty, must be replaced with bulk insulation as it is illegal to repair or re-install it.

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