New changes to insulation laws for rental properties…new insulation rules came in to law on the 31st May this year which was approved by Parliament and take effect on 1 July 2016.
Insulation requirements by 1 July 2016
- all new tenancy agreements include a statement of the extent and safety of insulation in the property
- any replacement or installation of insulation in a rental property meets the required standard
- the installation of electrically conductive insulation products (such as reflective foil products) will be banned by the regulations
- all social houses where the tenant pays an Income Related Rent has underfloor and ceiling insulation meeting the required standard where it can be practically installed.
Insulation requirements by 1 July 2019
All rental properties will be required to have underfloor and ceiling insulation meeting the required standard where it can practically be installed.