Tenancy Services New Zealand has released an updated list of insulation standards for ceilings and floors of rental properties. Rental property owners must meet these criteria by July 2019.
Getting a head start on this process will help you avoid the potential rush and price hikes that can come within the three months preceding this deadline. Installing new insulation may also increase the value of your property, giving you grounds to make a proportional increase in rent.
Low-income homeowners and landlords with low-income tenants may also qualify for the government's "Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes" programme, which offers up to 50% in insulation subsidies for homes built before 2000.