Policy Details

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT ACT 2016

New Zealand

Jurisdiction: 
National
Year started: 
2016
Status: 
In Force
Agency: 
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Sector: 

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. 

 

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