New Residential Tenancy Act provisions

The new Residential Tenancy Act provisions have come into effect from 1 July 2019.

New HHGA standards released

On the 24th Feb 2019 the Ministry for Urban Housing and Development released the new Healthy Homes Guarantee's Act requirements for insulation in rental properties.

Landlords urged to take up insulation subsidy

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) are urging landlords to take up an insulation subsidy before insulation in rental homes becomes mandatory. (ECCA Media Release 16 January 2017)

Fines, grants for landlords approaching insulation deadline

Landlords could face spot checks and fines of up to $4000 if they don't make sure their rental properties are insulated by mid-2019. (Article posted on Stuff Online 18th December 2016)

Media Release - 21 December 2016

IAONZ encourages landlords to be pro-active as over 50% of assessments don’t meet new Residential Tenancy Act guidelines.

Amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

There have been some new law changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Here is some key information about the changes which affect residential insulation.

Prestigious science prize awarded to housing champion (NZ Herald)

A researcher's tireless efforts to ensure every Kiwi can have a safe, warm and dry home has been rewarded with the country's largest prize for science.