The Healthy Homes Standards – What You Need to Know

Is your home up to scratch or do you need to do some work?

In July 2019 a new law was put in place to raise the standards of rental properties in New Zealand and it introduced specific minimum standards. How do you find out if you meet these criteria?

The Healthy Homes Landlord Checklist

Tenancy Services have created a Healthy Homes Landlord Checklist to help property owners and tenants ensure their homes meet these standards.
This checklist is a simple guide to see if you need to do some work on your property. Throughout the checklist, you’ll answer yes/no questions about each of the standards: Heating, Insulation, Ventilation, Moisture ingress & drainage and Draught stopping.
Rental Property


1 July 2021
  • All boarding houses
  • Private landlords must meet the standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.
1 July 2023
  • All Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Provider houses.
1 July 2024
  • All rental homes.

How can we help?

If you think you need to organise some repairs or updates to your home as a result of these standards, we can help organise a mortgage top-up.
For full details, resources and exemptions visit