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What does good draught stoppage look like?

Healthy Homes regulations aside, all landlords should already ensure their property is in a reasonable state of repair before leasing it.

When it comes to Healthy Homes, it's specifically important that:

  • There are no unreasonably large gaps or holes in walls, doors, windows, skylights, ceilings and floors through which a draught might enter the home
  • If the property has an open fireplace, it must be closed off or the chimney blocked to prevent draughts
  • The tenants of such a property can request the fireplace be opened in writing. If the owner approves, the fireplace must be in good working order and free of gaps that might cause a draught

To learn more about the specifics of draught stopping regulations, please visit the Tenancy Services website.

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