Waikato Healthy Homes

Waikato Healthy Homes

We provide the expertise needed through inspections, statements and certificate of compliances to comply your property to the Healthy Homes 2019 Regulations.

This is a specialised service for Property Management Companies and Owners with Rentals.

Tenants:  please contact Tenancy Services 0800 836 262

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Healthy Homes Regulations 2019

What you need to know?

New healthy homes standards for rental properties in New Zealand became law on 1 July 2019. The standards will play a significant role in improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families.

This include new minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties.

Tenancy Services have released a full set of documents and standards that rental properties MUST follow to meet the Healthy Homes Standards.

Timeline to meet Regulation Deadlines

  • Insulation must meet RTA standards set in 2016.

  • New/Varied Tenancy Agreements to include declaration of intention to comply to the 5 Healthy Homes Standards.

  • New/Varied Tenancy Agreements to include information on current levels of the 5 Healthy Homes Standards.

  • Rentals must comply with all the new Standards within 90 days from entering any new or varied Tenancy Agreements.

  • All Kāinga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand) houses and registered Community Housing Provider houses must comply with the healthy homes standards

  • ALL rental properties must be compliant with the 5 Healthy Home Standards.

Need our help?

We have set up Waikato Healthy Homes specifically to provide the expertise needed through inspections and support to help comply your rental property for the Healthy Homes 2019 Regulations.

Our online Tool captures data and photos on site to provide a comprehensive report including detailed information on each of the 5 Healthy Homes Categories:


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Ceiling and underfloor insulation has been compulsory in all rental homes since 1 July 2019.

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Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room.

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Rental homes must have openable windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms.

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Moisture and Drainage

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Rental properties must have efficient drainage for the removal of storm water, surface water...

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Draught Stopping

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Landlords must make sure the property doesn’t have unreasonable gaps or...

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