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Healthy homes requirements for landlords
Rental property owners need to meet certain requirements to ensure their property is a healthy home.
Get to know the changes in legislation and how to comply
If you own a rental property, you need to get familiar with the changes in legislation and new requirements.
Key dates for changes in legislation and standards
There are three important dates you need to be aware of:
Residential Tenancies Act legislation – 1 July 2019
Ceiling and underfloor insulation are compulsory in all rental homes.
You have to attach an insulation statement to every tenancy agreement commenced after 1 July 2019.
You need to sign a statement of intent to comply with healthy home standards in new, varied or renewed tenancy agreements.
From December 2020, you have to complete a form or have a signed statement showing current levels of compliance with the standards.
See the Tenancy Services website for more information about the Residential Tenancies Act.
Healthy Homes Standards – 1 July 2021
Rental properties must comply with the
Healthy Homes Standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.
The standards include further requirements for:
- draught stopping
- moisture control.
For more information see
Raising the standard website.
All rental homes must comply with the healthy homes standards – 1 July 2024
A good way to check you are providing a warm and dry home for your tenants is to get a professional
If it meets the standard, you will get a HomeFit certificate which can be used to market your rental.
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