Any new tenancies or renewed tenancies that commenced after 1st July 2021 have 90 days to become fully compliant for Healthy Homes. For properties that are brand new to the rental market, owners had to obtain a healthy homes assessment, obtain the quotes required to become compliant and then book the contractors in to do the work. In a 3 month timeline, this is already a challenge for some, however throwing a 5 week L4 lockdown into the mix made it almost an impossible tasks for property owners.

We hope that the Government listens to the wise words from Joanne Rae – Head of Property Management at REINZ and applies the same logic to our industry as to the car industry by extending Healthy Homes compliance just as they extended the WOF compliance.

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