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Healthy Homes inspections

We can inspect your rental property for compliance with the Healthy Homes standards, identify any areas of concern and suggest remedial action. To book our services click here. For pricing click here

 

The Healthy Homes standards introduced specific and minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties. The standards became law on 1 July 2019, and further changes to the standards took effect in May and November 2022. All new or renewed tenancy agreements must include specific information about the rental property’s current level of compliance with the Healthy Homes standards.

Click here to download a Healthy Homes checklist provided by Tenancy Services.

Note: In some situations a property may be exempt from complying with the Healthy Homes standards or parts of the standards. Click here for more information on exemptions.

Warm fire or gas

Heating standard

 Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room. The heater(s) must be acceptable types, and must meet the minimum heating capacity required for your main living room.

Click here for options for calculating heating capacity provided by
Tenancy Services.

Roll of insulation

Insulation standard

Ceiling and underfloor insulation has been compulsory in all rental homes since 1 July 2019. The Healthy Homes insulation standard builds on the current regulations and some existing insulation will need to be topped up or replaced.

Rangehood style ventilator

Ventilation standard

Rental homes must have openable windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms. Kitchens and bathrooms must have extractor fans or an acceptable continuous mechanical ventilation system.

Click here for the ventilation tool provided by Tenancy Services.

Drop of moisture

Moisture ingress and
drainage standard

Rental properties must have efficient drainage for the removal of storm water, surface water and ground water. Rental properties with an enclosed sub-floor space must have a ground moisture barrier.

Gust of wind

Draught stopping standard

Landlords must make sure the property doesn’t have unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, skylights, floors and doors that cause noticeable draughts. All unused open fireplaces must be closed off or their chimneys must be blocked to prevent draughts.

Calendar

Healthy Homes
compliance timeframes 

Landlords and tenants should both understand the dates for complying with the Healthy Homes standards.
 

Click here for the compliance timeframes decision tool provided by Tenancy Services.

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