Healthy Homes NZ Advise the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act Now in Force


The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, setting out new healthy homes standards for rental properties in New Zealand, became law i2020, and the standards will play a significant role in improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families. 

This includes new minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties, and Tenancy Services have released a full set of documents and standards that rental properties must follow to meet the Healthy Homes Standards. 

Over the past few years, owning a rental property in New Zealand has become increasingly regulated. With a number of deadlines approaching for further regulations, as well as the amendment of the Residential Tenancies Act, there is an ever growing need for support in understanding your legal requirements as a landlord. That’s where Healthy Homes NZ comes in. 

All private rentals must comply within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy after 1 July 2021, with all private rentals complying by 1 July 2024. All boarding houses must comply by 1 July 2021. All houses rented by Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) and registered Community Housing Providers must comply by 1 July 2023. 

Landlords are responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of their rental properties. These standards will help ensure landlords have healthier, safer properties and lower maintenance costs for their investments 

Healthy Homes NZ have technicians across New Zealand who can visit your property for healthy home assessments, undertake contaminant testing (including methamphetamine and asbestos testing) and provide advice and quotes on the work needed to ensure your property meets the standards. All this is provided at a reasonable price, with fast turnarounds and detailed reporting which will meet all your legal obligations, so for more information on property maintenance services Wellington, installing smoke alarms NZ and asbestos testing Wellington please go to . 


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