Residential Tenancies (Smoke Alarms and Insulation) Regulations 2016

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Part 2 Insulation

Subpart 1—Ceiling and underfloor insulation required

Ceiling insulation

11 Ceiling insulation required


The requirement set out in subclause (3) is imposed on all landlords for the purposes of sections 45(1)(bb) and 66I(1)(bb) of the Act.


The requirement must be met as at the commencement of the tenancy and at all subsequent times during the tenancy.


The ceilings of the habitable spaces at the premises must be fully covered by ceiling insulation that is qualifying ceiling insulation (see regulations 12 and 13).


However, subclause (3) does not require the ceiling of a habitable space to be covered by ceiling insulation so far as—


another habitable space (whether or not part of the premises) is immediately above the ceiling; or


clearances are reasonably required around any other item that is installed in or above the ceiling.


This regulation is subject to regulations 18 to 21 (exceptions).