Healthy rental homes
Nearly 600,000 households rent in New Zealand. The Government is committed to ensuring tenants in rental homes can live in safe, warm, dry and healthy homes.
Healthy homes standards
The healthy homes standards aim to make a significant change to the quality of New Zealand rental homes. The Standards cover improvements to heating, insulation, and ventilation, and addressing issues with moisture ingress and drainage and draught stopping.
Insulation and smoke alarms
Changes to Residential Tenancy Regulations regarding insulation and smoke alarms came into force on 1 July 2016. Landlords must meet these requirements before 1 July 2019.
Unlawful residential premises
Proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 aim to give tenants greater protection if rental premises are found to be unlawful for residential purposes.
Published: May 18, 2020