Insulation is now compulsory in rental homes
All rental properties must now have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed – where it is reasonably practicable to do so.
Healthy homes standards are now law
From 1 July 2021, private rental properties must comply with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of a new (or renewed) tenancy.
More information on the healthy homes standards, including MBIE’s Heating Assessment Tool to determine the heating capacity required for the main living room in rental properties, is now available on the MBIE website.
Over the last couple of months Chic Property Management team members have organised site visits to properties managed in conjunction with an experienced HVAC Engineer to assess the heating requirements of rental properties we manage. We have negotiated excellent deals to supply and install the latest, most reliable heat pump technology available and are encouraging all our landlords to take advantage of the deals we have negotiated as soon as possible. We have had obselete fires decommissioned and some owners entire portfolios have had their heating upgraded to the 1 July 2021 standard already. We believe this will benefit Chic tenants and provide our landlords with a market advantage for the next couple of years, making Chic properties more popular and possibly commanding a rent premium.
Landlords wanting to take advantage of the heat pump deals should contact Chic Property Management on 022 0800 237. Landlords – If you are paying a letting fee you are paying too much! Chic Property Management don’t charge letting or tenanting fees on managed properties!