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Changes To Healthy Homes Standards

Just over 51% of the state-landlord’s housing stock are up to standard a year after the deadline. You’ll be given at least 14 days’ notice before the hearing – you’ll get a letter confirming this. You must prepare documents and arrange for witnesses to attend in advance. The landlord must make sure that they deliver the property to the Tenant in a reasonable state of repair. The minimum ceiling is R 2.9 in Auckland and the North Island’s mid-coastal regions. Underfloor R1.3 in the North Island. In the central Tongariro District and the South Island, the ceiling R3.3 is the minimum and the underfloor R1.3 is the maximum.

What is a healthy home assessment?

This compliance statement must be included with the tenancy agreement so tenants know what steps their landlord is taking towards meeting the Healthy Homes Standards. A renewal or new tenancy cannot be signed without a complete statement. Landlords must provide a statement about their current compliance with the Healthy Homes Standards in any new or renewed Tenancy Agreement. Healthy homes standards will make a significant difference in the quality of rental accommodation in New Zealand and have long-term positive effects for landlords and tenants.

The standards create specific and minimum requirements for all rental properties in respect of heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stopping, moisture ingress and drainage. Each standard is very specific and landlords must be aware of what is required in relation to the rental property and how to report this information within any tenancy agreement. Click on each heading below for more information about that standard. The Healthy Homes Standards establish the minimum and specific standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture, drainage, and draught-stopping in rental properties. Meeting these requirements will help ensure that your property lasts longer, is more secure and needs less long-term maintenance. Another benefit – your property will attract long-term tenants who want to look after the place.

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This is critical given the Tenancy and Compliance Investigation Team’s power to seek proof of compliance. Failure by a landlord to comply is declared to be an unlawful act, and liable for an order of exemplary damages of up to $4,000. This will likely increase as reforms regarding exemplary damages are expected to be passed in the coming year. Each window door, window, or skylight must be openable and

To become so, and, allocate the necessary staff numbers, and time to each assessment would have cost a huge amount more than the assessment and report fee negotiated per property with NZ Rental WOF. All Kainga Ora and registered Community Housing Provider homes must meet the Healthy Homes standards. Landlords are required to keep records that show compliance with any health home standards that were or will be applied during the tenancy.

Private landlords must meet the standards within 90 days from the start of any new, or renewed tenancy from 1 July 2021. Wherever it is possible to install such items, extractor fans must be properly sized in bathrooms and kitchens. From 1 July 2019, record keeping on the part of the landlord is a required under the healthy homes standards, and Easy Insulation supports this requirement throughout our interaction with a landlord/agency.

Residential Tenancies Healthy Homes Standards Regulations 2019

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. Mr L is the landlord of premises that are part of a unit title development. The heating requirement for the main living area of the property is 3 kW.

How long does a tribunal case take?

Failure to do the job. Employees failing to do their job correctly is the most obvious and fairest reason.