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Healthy homes standards

Does your rental meet the healthy home standards?


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On 1 July 2019 the healthy home standards became law. This introduced certain standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stoppage, moisture ingress and drainage in rental properties. These standards are aimed at ensuring that rental properties are healthier and safer and have lower maintenance costs in general.


All private rentals must comply within 90 days of any new tenancy entered into after 1 July 2021 or any existing tenancy renewed after 1 July 2021. All rental homes must comply with the healthy home standards by 1 July 2024. All boarding houses must comply by 1 July 2021 and all houses rented by Kainga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) and registered Community Housing Providers must comply by 1 July 2023.


For any assistance or advice on property rentals or purchases, feel free to contact Kemp Barristers & Solicitors at info@kempsolicitors.co.nz or on 412-6000.

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