Insulation in rental properties will be mandatory in 2019

A warmer home is healthier for tenants. Insulation statements are now compulsory on all new tenancy agreements, so that tenants know what to expect when they are moving into their new home.  This is something that Westerman Property Solution’s will cover off when inducting new tenants into a rental property.

Ceiling and underfloor insulation will be compulsory in all rental homes from 1 July 2019 where it is reasonably practicable to install. It must comply with the regulations and be safely installed.

A landlord who fails to comply with the regulations is committing an unlawful act and may be liable for a penalty of up to $4,000.

The installation or repair of electrically-conductive insulation, known as foil insulation, is banned in all residences including rental homes. Anyone who breaches the ban commits an offence and may be liable to a penalty of up to $200,000.

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