What is the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act?

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act is a government policy that aims to increase the quality of rental homes in New Zealand.

These new regulations introduce specific minimum standards for insulation, heating, moisture, drainage, ventilation, and draught-stopping for all rental properties.

What are the Healthy Homes Standards?

What happens if you don’t comply?

Is your property compliant?

As a private landlord, can you answer yes to these 5 questions?

Does your rental home have an efficient heating system?

Does your rental home have underfloor and ceiling insulation?

Does your rental home have a ground moisture barrier?

Are your bathroom and kitchen fans externally vented?

Do your windows have draught-proofing?

If you can’t, it’s likely that your rental property won’t meet the new regulations. In our experience, almost every property needs work done to become fully compliant. And even if you’ve been living in your property yourself, that doesn’t mean it is compliant.

How The Rent Shop can help

We believe that healthy homes are essential for landlords and tenants alike

Every property we manage undergoes a Healthy Homes Assessment to evaluate whether it is compliant, and to what degree. We will clearly outline what, if anything, needs to be done to bring your property up to standard in time for the 1 July 2021 deadline.

And if your property does need work to make it compliant, we can help you get it done quickly and efficiently with our network of trusted contractors.