The Healthy Homes standards affecting rental properties became law on 1 July 2019 and we have already successfully co-ordinated and passed the first hurdle. This was to ensure there is appropriate insulation in all our rental properties, and to supply all tenants with insulation statements about the location and type of insulation.
We have followed on from this. We are now also issuing ‘Statements of Intent to Comply with the Healthy Homes Standards’, which are now legally required as part of any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreements. This statement confirms we are committed to meeting the future Healthy Homes legal requirements for that rental property.
What is Next?
From 1 July 2021, all private rentals must comply fully with Healthy Homes legislation within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy, with all private rentals needing to comply by 1 July 2024.
As implementation of the new legislation is being staggered over the next two to four years, the next critical deadline for owners is 1 July 2020. By this date we must provide all our tenants with confirmation about the “current status” of the property’s compliance, covering all aspects of the Healthy Homes’ standards, including heating, ventilation, moisture and draughts.
We Are Ready!
In order to ensure we have a full understanding on the state of compliance for every rental property (heating, ventilation, moisture and drainage are particularly complex/technical areas to confirm compliance under the standards), we are currently negotiating to have rental property audits carried out by qualified and independent external auditors.
We are also talking to all our recommended suppliers of heating and ventilation products. Once we understand what each rental property needs, we can offer the best and most cost-effective solutions here too.
Is your property or portfolio of Auckland rental properties managed by a team of experts in Auckland property management? Are you confident your Auckland property manager is aware of changes in legislation? Get in touch with Quinovic Parnell today and talk to Kerry about the new Healthy Homes standards and how they affect your property.
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