IMPORTANT: The deadline for landlords providing a compliance statement for the healthy homes standards has been extended from the 1st of July 2020 to the 1st December 2020.
The healthy homes standards introduce specific and minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture & drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties across New Zealand.
All rental homes must have fixed heating devices in living rooms, which can warm rooms to at least 18°C.
Rental homes must have ceiling and underfloor insulation which either meets the 2008 Building Code, or (for existing ceiling insulation) is at least 120mm thick.
Rental homes must have the right size extractor fans in kitchens and bathrooms, and have opening windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms.
Rental homes must have efficient drainage and guttering, downpipes and drains. If a rental home has an enclosed subfloor, it must have a ground moisture barrier if it’s possible to install one.
Rental homes must have no unnecessary gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors, and doors that cause noticeable draughts. All unused chimneys and fireplaces must be blocked.
Our Property Managers are on hand to talk to you about your rental properties Healthy Home requirements. Whether you self manage your rental or just unsure about the regulations, you can contact us today ›