Ceiling and underfloor insulation has been compulsory in all rental homes since 1 July 2019. The healthy homes insulation standard builds on the current regulations and some existing insulation will need to be topped up or replaced. All private rentals must comply with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy after 1 July 2021, with all private rentals complying by 1 July 2024. All boarding houses must comply by 1 July 2021. All houses rented by Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) and registered Community Housing Providers must comply by 1 July 2023.
If you’re a landlord and need to install insulation to comply with the standard, we can take care of that for you. We offer ceiling and underfloor insulation that can exceed the standard to future-proof your rental home for compliance. We will provide you with a certificate of installation after completion.
To find out more about the Tenancy Services Healthy Homes Insulation Standards and requirements click below
If you’re a landlord with low-income tenants, you may be eligible for up to 50% funding for insulation under EECA’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Rental programme. To find out more about funding and support from the EECA, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority New Zealand Te Tari Tiaki Pūngo click below
To find out more about the Warmer Kiwis Home tool Click below
If you don’t think your rental property meets the insulation requirements, you should talk to your landlord first. If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, there are several options available, including mediation.
Landlords must also include a separately signed insulation statement in all new tenancy agreements. This has been a requirement since 1 July 2016.