Under the healthy homes standards for rental properties, rooms with an indoor cooktop, bath or shower will need extractor fans that vent to the outside, or your home must have a continuous mechanical ventilation system that meets certain criteria.

If you are planning to meet the ventilation standard by a mechanical ventilation system, you will need to check your mechanical ventilation system meets certain criteria.

You will not need to meet the extractor fan requirements too.

Read the criteria for mechanical ventilation systems

Online tool
Ventilation tool - extractor fan requirements

If you are planning to meet the ventilation requirements using extractor fans, use this tool to find out if you need to install new extractor fans in the kitchen or bathroom (any room with an indoor cooktop, bath or shower) of your rental property to meet the healthy homes standards.

You can use this tool for each kitchen and bathroom in your rental property. Once you’ve worked through this tool for one room, you can start again for the other rooms.


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