Healthy Homes Standards

Under the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act (No 2) the Government has proposed a set of standards to improve:

  • the quality of rental properties, and
  • health and social outcomes for tenants.

About the changes

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act (No 2) passed into law in December 2017, amending the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act Regulations 2017

The Act enables the government to create regulations that set minimum standards to create warmer, drier rental homes (the Healthy Homes Standards).

The Healthy Homes Standards will set minimum requirements for:

  • heating
  • insulation
  • ventilation
  • draught-stopping
  • drainage, and
  • the control of moisture in residential rental properties.

About the Healthy Homes Standards

Public consultation

Submissions closed 6pm on Monday 22 October 2018.

Consultation — Healthy Homes Standards

About the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No. 2) was introduced as a Members Bill on 15 October 2015.

It was adopted as a Government Bill and amended towards the end of the Parliamentary process. It passed its Third Reading on 30 November 2017.

October 1, 2018