1 Jul 2021

New healthy homes standards come into effect

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:23 pm on 1 July 2021

New Healthy Homes Standards come into force today, meaning landlords must comply with the standards  for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental homes.

Landlords who do not comply face penalties of up to $7200.

Otago University housing expert and Distinguished Professor Philippa Howden-​Chapman talks to Jesse about whether the standards will make a big difference for renters.

Up to 80 percent of faulty indoor electric heaters potentially still on the market.

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