Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards compliance timeframes
Published 26 Nov 22
The Government has extended the Healthy Homes Standards compliance timeframes for rental properties through the Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Amendment Act 2022.
The extension to the healthy homes standards applies to private landlords, Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers. The following changes are effective from 26 November 2022.
Changes to the compliance timeframes
- For private landlords, the timeframe for compliance for a new or renewed tenancy shifts from 90 days to 120 days.
- The final date by which all private landlords must comply shifts from 1 July 2024 to 1 July 2025.
- For Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers, the timeframe for compliance shifts from 1 July 2023 to the new date of 1 July 2024.
The new timeframes provide additional time for both the private and public housing providers to achieve compliance with the healthy homes standards, in recognition of the impact that COVID-19 has had on implementation in recent years.
The amended timeframes also take into account the ongoing global supply-chain, delivery issues and limited trades workforce which affect the construction industry.