Country:New Zealand
Year:2016
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2016
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Building codes and standards
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Code
Agency:Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Description:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act came into force on 1 July 2016. The Act makes a number of changes including requirements relating to insulation.  The new insulation requirements in the Act apply to social housing from 1 July 2016 and all other rentals from 1 July 2019. Landlords must include in all tenancy agreements from 1 July 2016 a declaration of the level of insulation underfloor, in walls and in the ceiling, and all insulation installed from 1 July 2016 must be to the latest 2008 standards. 

Last modified: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:26:40 CEST