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Template certificate for rental insulation

Monday, May 27, 2019

 

This week's question comes from Paul (paraphrased):  

Where can I download a template certificate for insulation at rental properties? 

 

Perhaps it would be prudent to preface the answer somewhat. To be clear, an insulation certificate is not the same as an insulation statement. The latter is a mandatory requirement for your tenancy agreement under both Minimum Standards and Healthy Homes Standards. You do not have to have an insulation certificate to meet either standard but you have to have an insulation statement in place. For more on what you should include in your insulation statement, download our HHS Compliance Guide #2 Insulation.

Insulation certificates are issued by professional installers to certify the level of insulation installed at your rental property. Some installers also offer a pass/exempt certification service for rental properties with existing insulation. Our Insulation Partner, The Insulation Warehouse offers such a service to APIA members at the discounted rate of $50. Call 09 636 8409 for more information. 

A certification in this instance points to a third party confirmation that the rental property is insulated to the specified level. It follows that there would not be template certificates for a non-professional installer to fill out. Simply put, you can't certify yourself.

If you have installed the insulation yourself or if you believe your property would be exempt from mandatory insulation then we recommend that you contact The Insulation Warehouse to arrange for a pass/exempt certificate to be issued. 

 
Do you have any tenancy related questions? Write to us at admin@apia.org.nz or hit us up on our social channels here and here

 

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