Healthy Homes Standards Finalised14 May 2019

The healthy homes standards have been finalised. Information on the standards is available on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development website.

The standards first released in February set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties.

The Healthy Homes Standards include regulations relevant to:

Moisture Ingress
Draught Stopping

Compliance Timeframes:

  • 1 July 2021 - From this date, private landlords must ensure that their rental properties comply with HHS within 90 days of any new, or renewed, tenancy.

  • 1 July 2021 - All boarding houses (except Housing New Zealand and Community Housing Provider boarding house tenancies) must comply with the HHS.

  • 1 July 2023 – All Housing New Zealand houses and Community Housing providers must comply with the HHS.

  • 1 July 2024 – All rental homes must comply with the HHS.

  • Link: View on Tenancy Services