13 October 2017

Completing the insulation statement part of a new tenancy agreement just got easier for landlords and property managers.

Insulation statements have been required as part of all new tenancy agreements since 1 July 2016.

We have now created a new easy-to-use template for an insulation statement, to help landlords capture the right information.

The new form is available as a standalone version which can be attached to the back of a tenancy agreement.

Landlords who use a Tenancy Services residential tenancy agreement will find the insulation statement is incorporated into the form.

The new form provides checkboxes which cover all the information needed – whether there is insulation in the rental property, where it is, what type it is, and what condition it is in. This means there isn’t a lot of writing needed. It can be completed online or in hard copy, and then attached to any tenancy agreement.

Landlords don’t have to use the template provided by Tenancy Services if they don’t want to, but they will still need to write an insulation statement which covers all the information required under the Residential Tenancies Act. One way is to attach a report from a professional insulation assessor if it covers the necessary information.

Download our insulation statement template [PDF, 501 KB] [PDF, 851 KB].

The standard Tenancy Services Residential Tenancy Agreement form has also been updated with the new insulation statement.

Download the new Residential Tenancy Agreement [PDF, 886 KB] [PDF, 1.2 MB].

Insulation statements help tenants to be better informed about the condition of a rental home before they commit to moving in.

Currently, only landlords of income-related rent tenancies have to provide insulation in rental properties. From 1 July 2019, all landlords must provide insulation in rental properties that meets requirements unless an exception applies to the property.

All landlords have to state in any new tenancy agreement whether there is insulation in the rental property, where it is, what type it is, and what condition it is in. Additional requirements apply if this information is not able to be provided.

Learn more about insulation and related requirements.

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