With immediate effect, recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act now require landlords with residential rental properties to disclose the nature of the current insulation in their property.

This means landlords must make all reasonable efforts to obtain the R rating and disclose the extent of the insulation and failure to do so may result in a financial penalty.

Landlords will also need to install ceiling and underfloor insulation in all residential properties wherever possible by 1 July 2019.

Additionally, landlords are required to ensure their properties have a minimum of one working smoke alarm fitted within 3 metres of each bedroom. Smoke alarms must be photo-electric and have a 10 year battery life.

These changes took effect from 1 July this year so now is the time to start looking for a decent supplier. Most offer a free assessment of your current insulation as well as options for financing but it can be a bit of a minefield.

Our friends at Quinvoic have relationships with two reputable suppliers so give Janine McCormick, their Business Development Manager a call on 021 844 531 or 09 390 4277 and she’ll give you a hand. She also offers free rental appraisals with absolutely no strings attached so this might also be a timely opportunity to get an up to date idea of the current market income for your property.

Janine is a good egg so you’ll enjoy meeting her and we recommend the team at Quinovic highly.

 

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