Private landlords in New Zealand must ensure their rental property complies with the healthy homes standard. The rental property must comply within 90 days of a renewed or new tenancy.
The best way to get your property up to compliance is with a healthy homes standard property inspection. With winter coming up it is more important than ever to sort out the insulation and heating needs of your rental property.
One of the main reasons for the enactment of the healthy homes standard is to protect tenants from cold and damp homes, particularly during the winter months. That is why it is so important to ensure your property goes above and beyond the guidelines of the standard.
What does a healthy homes standards inspection involve
A typically healthy homes standard inspection will involve our team checking the five key compliance requirements:
Different size homes will require different specifications to meet the standards requirements. For example we can help with calculating the heating capacity required for living spaces. Once we have completed our inspection we will provide you with a full audit report.
In the event that your property fails any area of the inspection what are the next steps? If your rental does not comply you will need to move forward quickly to fix the issues. As the house must comply within 90 days of a tenant moving in.
We are happy to advise you on a cost effective solution to get your property up to compliance with the healthy homes standard. Check out our property inspection page for more details on what building services we can provide.
Once we have fixed everything we will provide you with a compliance certificate.
If you are a landlord and need a healthy homes standards inspection give us a call at 0800 632 8453 or contact us online to book an inspection.