As a landlord covered by the Residential Tenancy Act 1995, YourPlace Housing is responsible for maintaining its properties in reasonable repair so that they are safe, secure and healthy.
However Section 11 of the Residential Tenancy Regulations 2010 lists a number of items that an Association (landlord) is not responsible for. This includes air-conditioners.
YourPlace Housing believes that every property should have at least one ‘zone’ which can be temperature controlled to enable a tenant to escape extreme heat events.
To meet this standard YPH charges an ASL which is a mechanism to raise rents within an acceptable affordability benchmark. The ASL is used solely to fund the installation and ongoing repair of air-conditioners.