Residential Tenancies Act
Get your rental property up to code
All landlords must have declared the level of insulation in their rental properties and installed smoke alarms by July 1, 2016.
All tenancies, including boarding houses, must have ceiling and under-floor insulation with a minimum thickness of 70 mm and ensure their properties meet minimum insulation standards by July 1, 2019.
The new standards apply to habitable spaces: Garages and storage spaces are excluded. Under-floor insulation applies to suspended wooden floors. If a property sits on a concrete slab, that counts as insulation.