Claire Leadbetter, Manager Tenancy & Rental Housing Quality at Ministry of Housing & Urban Development takes us through the Healthy Homes Standards:
The detailed regulations will be finalised in the next few months, and then guidance and tools will be available to help rental property owners and industry professionals meet the new standards.
From 1 July 2021, private landlords must ensure that their rental properties comply with the standards within 90 days of any new tenancy.
Boarding houses must comply with all of the standards by 1 July 2021.
Housing New Zealand and Registered Community Housing Providers have until 1 July 2023 to ensure all their properties comply.
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