Moisture ingress and drainage standards

Moisture in your home isn't a good sign - it can mean dampness in the property and can lead to many problems down the track.

So what is the moisture ingress and drainage standard?

Rental properties must have efficient drainage for the removal of storm water, surface water and ground water, including an appropriate outfall. The drainage system must include gutters, downpipes and drains for the removal of water from the roof.

If the rental property has an enclosed subfloor, a ground moisture barrier must be installed if it is reasonably practicable to do so.

Exemptions to the moisture ingress and drainage standard

There is one specific exemption to the moisture ingress and drainage standard. This exemption covers properties where it is not reasonably practicable to install a ground moisture barrier.

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