Healthy homes statements

What is healthy homes and why should I comply?

Written by AaronLast update 7 months ago

Landlords in New Zealand must provide tenants with a Healthy Homes Statement before they move in, outlining compliance with the Healthy Homes Standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draught stopping.

Conducting a Healthy Homes report is important for a few reasons:

  1. Compliance: The Healthy Homes Standards, which came into effect in 2019, require rental properties to meet certain standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress, and drainage. Conducting a Healthy Homes report can help ensure that your property meets these standards, keeping you in compliance with the law.

  2. Tenant satisfaction: A property that is warm, dry, and well-ventilated is more comfortable for tenants to live in. This can lead to higher tenant satisfaction and longer-term tenancies, reducing turnover and vacancy rates.

  3. Health and safety: A property that is not adequately insulated, ventilated, or heated can lead to health problems for tenants, such as respiratory illnesses. A Healthy Homes report can identify any areas of concern and suggest ways to improve the health and safety of your rental property.

  4. Asset protection: Investing in your rental property by conducting a Healthy Homes report and making any necessary improvements can help protect your asset and potentially increase its value. This can also make it more attractive to potential tenants.

Conducting a Healthy Homes report is important for compliance, tenant satisfaction, health and safety, and asset protection. It can help ensure that your rental property is a comfortable and healthy place for tenants to live, while also protecting your investment.

Keyhook has trusted partners who conduct high-quality inspections for landlords all across NZ. If you'd like help with organising a Healthy Homes inspection, contact us at [email protected] or via the Keyhook app!

Here's the Healthy Homes doc required with every new tenancy agreement.

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