17 May 2021

Clock ticking for landlords to meet healthy home standards

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 17 May 2021
House  with "For Rent" sign in front

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From the first of July, private landlords must ensure that their rental properties comply with healthy homes standards within 90 days of any new tenancy. This means properties must be fully insulated, have good quality curtains or blinds, a fixed heating source, extractor fans in kitchens and bathrooms, and no drainage or moisture issues. There are an estimated 600,000 rental properties around the country.

Wellington's Sustainability Trust CEO Georgie Ferrari says installers are flat tack keeping up with the last minute demand from landlords. Kathryn also speaks with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Manager, Steve Watson.

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