What is the Healthy Homes Act

NZ Healthy Homes Standards:

  • The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act is a policy that was brought in to increase the quality of rental homes
  • The primary concern is to make homes warmer and drier for New Zealand renters and reduce the number of hospitalisations due to poor housing
  • Labour’s new regulations come into effect from July 1st 2019
  • Landlords are required to meet insulation regulations by July 1st 2019, and all private residential properties must meet the full list of regulations by July 1st 2021

In 2017, the New Zealand government brought in the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act to improve the health of people living in rental homes.

This year, Labour has finalised the list of regulations which came into effect on July 1st.

Please refer to this document for further details around the act and how Staircase is supporting owners to ensure their properties are compliant.