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Hundreds of thousands of rentals still uninsulated with just 6 months til deadline

Hundreds of thousands of rentals still uninsulated with just 6 months til deadline


As many as 220,000 rental properties are still not properly insulated with just six months til the Government starts fining landlords for the practice.

The amount of non-compliant properties is so huge that the Government doubts the insulation industry is up to the task.

And the deadline being faced isn't sudden or even the result of this Government's sweeping overhaul of tenancy laws: it comes as the result of a 2016 law passed by the then-National Government.

That law asked landlords to put underfloor and overhead insulation in their properties unless it was physically impossible or extremely cumbersome to do so. A deadline of July 1, 2019, was set into the legislation - after which landlords would be liable for a $4000 fine.

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