Residential Tenancies (Smoke Alarms and Insulation) Regulations 2016

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Reprint as at 1 October 2016

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Residential Tenancies (Smoke Alarms and Insulation) Regulations 2016

(LI 2016/128)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of June 2016

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

These regulations are made under sections 138A and 138B of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
5Smoke alarms to be qualifying smoke alarms and installed in certain locations: tenancies other than boarding house tenancies
6Smoke alarms to be qualifying smoke alarms and installed in certain locations: boarding house tenancies
7Definition of qualifying smoke alarm
8Premises with hard-wired smoke alarm systems
9Tenants to replace worn-out smoke alarm batteries: tenancies other than boarding house tenancies
10Tenants to replace worn-out smoke alarm batteries: boarding house tenancies
11Ceiling insulation required
12Qualifying ceiling insulation: general rule
13Qualifying ceiling insulation: special rules for ceiling insulation originally installed before 1 July 2016
14Underfloor insulation required
15Qualifying underfloor insulation: general rule
16Qualifying underfloor insulation: special rules for underfloor insulation originally installed before 1 July 2016
17Determining whether insulation is in reasonable condition
18Not reasonably practicable to install insulation
19Compliance with applicable legal requirements relating to thermal insulation
20Landlord intends to demolish or substantially rebuild premises within 12 months
21Tenant is former owner of premises
22Insulation work during tenancy to be carried out in accordance with NZS 4246:2016
23Insulation originally installed during tenancy to have minimum R-values
24Prohibition of electrically conductive insulation
25Regulation 22 amended
26Regulation 23 amended
27Regulation 23 revoked
28Regulation 24 amended
29Subpart revoked
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