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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 need to ensure your rental property complies with this requirement from 1 July 2019.

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 tenancy.

The standards include further requirements for:

  • insulation
  • ventilation
  • heating
  • draught stopping
  • moisture control.

All rental homes must comply with the healthy homes standards - 1 July 2024

Find out about the Retrofit Your Home financial assistance to help with the costs of these improvements.

See the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development website for more information about the Healthy Homes Standards and how to comply with them.


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