Insulation increases a property’s capacity to retain heat. Therefore, if a rental property is sufficiently insulated, it will be easier and more affordable for a tenant to heat.
Bay Energy Solutions offers free insulation assessments for homes in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato. Our experts can check your existing insulation and advise what needs to be done to be up to standard. We also offer free and no-obligation cost estimates. Further documentation is also available at tenancy.govt.nz/healthy-homes/insulation-standard.
There are four exemptions that will exempt a rental property from complying with the insulation standards. These include:
Despite these exemptions, a landlord will still have to take all reasonable steps to comply with the insulation standards to the greatest extent reasonably practicable.
Reasonable condition simply means that that are no signs of damage. Types of insulation damage could include:
If you are not sure if your insulation is in reasonable condition, contact us for a free assessment.
Since July 2020, tenancy agreements are required to include a statement of current compliance with the Healthy Homes Standards. Landlords must include this statement with new, varied and renewed agreements. This statement can be downloaded here: tenancy.govt.nz/assets/forms-templates/compliance-statement.pdf
All other information and links you need can be found on our Legislation page.
No worries, just ask our team! The experts at Bay Energy Solutions know all there is to know about the insulation standards. Simply let us come and check your insulation ourselves, at no cost to you. If your property does require more insulation to be installed, we can provide a competitive quote.