The Importance of Ventilation and Heating
Dampness in houses can lead to mould, which can contribute to health issues, particularly in children. Dry and well-ventilated homes are not only healthier for tenants but also require less maintenance in the long run. There are things tenants can do such as opening windows to air out the house and drying clothes outside when possible. We at Tauranga Rentals strongly recommend to our Tenants to do this. Installing window stays helps tenants to safely and conveniently air out their home. Landlords don’t have to provide heating in every room, but they do have to provide a form of heating in any living room under the Housing Improvement Regulations 1947. To get advice about what is an approved form of heating please contact your local council. Learn more about heating and ventilation on the Tenancy Services website.
Tauranga Rentals are currently having all of our Properties audited for Insulation Compliance and we are also starting to have quotes obtained for Ventilation Systems where we see mould in houses to stop potential health issues for our Tenants.
These services are provided to our Management Clients but we can provide them to any that may need help with this.
We hope you are staying warm as temperatures plummet and your Tenants have the same opportunity.
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If you would like to know about upcoming changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, handy tips about improving the rental return from your Investment or advice about Best Practise, please don’t hesitate to give Dan a call now.