Nearly 600,000 households rent in Aotearoa and research shows that rentals are often in poorer condition than owner-occupied homes.
Cold, damp and mouldy homes are not good for our health - especially for people with asthma and heart conditions.
The healthy homes standards introduce minimum standards for rental homes – because we all deserve to live in a cosy, dry home.
Tenants and landlords both have a role to play in raising the standard of our properties, keep reading to find out what you should be doing.
Thanks to the healthy homes standards rentals will be improving.
The healthy homes standards became law from 1 July 2019. It’s about long term improvements for the health of family, friends and whānau.
Raise the standard is here to help make your rental healthier.
Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, you’ve come to the right place.
Okay, sweet! So where do I start?
Tenants and landlords are responsible for different tasks in the grounds of a property.
If you want to end your tenancy, it's important to understand the rules for giving notice.
This form is for a landlord and tenant to fill in together before the tenant moves in. It sets out the key things the landlord and tenant agree to do, like when rent is paid, if pets are allowed, etc.
This form is for a landlord to gather information from a prospective tenant.
Use this form at the end of a tenancy, to claim the bond lodged with Tenancy Services. It must be filled in and signed by the same people who signed the original Bond lodgement form.
Use this form at the beginning of a tenancy. It records how much bond money the landlord has collected, and it is sent with the money to Tenancy Services to be held until the tenancy ends and the tenant moves out.
Landlords must either complete this form or attach an insulation statement containing the same information.