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Understanding legislation

What is required?

The Healthy Homes Standards require all residential investment properties to comply with specific regulations regarding insulation, heating, ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage and draught stopping within three months of new or amended tenancies from July 2021. 

From 1 July 2019

  • Ceiling and underfloor insulation will be compulsory in all rental homes where it is reasonably practicable to install.
  • Landlords must sign a statement of intent to comply with the healthy homes standards in any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreement.
  • This statement is in addition to the existing requirement to include a signed insulation statement with all tenancy agreements that covers what insulation the property has, where it is, and what type.
  • Landlords must keep records that demonstrate compliance with any healthy homes standards that apply or will apply during the tenancy.

From 1 December 2020

  • Landlords must include a statement of their current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards in any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreement.

From 1 July 2021

  • Private landlords must ensure their rental properties comply with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of any new, or renewed, tenancy.
  • All boarding houses (except Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) and Community Housing Provider boarding house tenancies) must comply with the healthy homes standards.

From 1 July 2023

  • All Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) houses and registered Community Housing Provider houses must comply with the healthy homes standards.

From 1 July 2024

  • All rental homes must comply with the healthy homes standards.
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