Since the 1st of July this year, ceiling and underfloor insulation has been compulsory in all rental homes where it is reasonably practicable to install. It must comply with the regulations and be safely installed. The healthy homes standards include new requirements for insulation, which will take effect from 1 July 2021 for some rental properties, with all rental properties to comply by 1 July 2024.
The landlord must perform any maintenance work that is necessary for keeping the rental unit livable for the tenant, and is also legally responsible for repairing any defects, and will be liable for any injuries resulting from a defect that the landlord failed to repair or repaired ineffectively.
Recurring leaks are a sign that your roof is failing in multiple places, and while you could decide to patch each of the faults individually, it would most likely turn out to be more expensive in the long run.
Ceiling insulation is the key, and the Government has put in place standards that landlords are required to meet. Roof Auckland can install all your ceiling insulation, and if your home has a skillion roof (one with little ceiling space) the very best time to do it is while they’re re-roofing.
If tenants think their rental property doesn’t meet the insulation requirements, they should talk to their landlord first. If they can’t resolve the issue themselves, there are several options available, including mediation.