Do you live in a rental property?
Are you a landlord?
There’s been a lot of talk about what this new Healthy Homes legislation but what does it mean for you?
The Healthy Homes legislation will require all private landlords to meet the new requirements within 90 days of starting a tenancy by 1st July 2021. All private rentals must comply with the requirements by 1st July 2024.
The Healthy Homes legislation is aiming to improve the living conditions of rental properties across New Zealand. This legislation aims to improve the quality and warmth of rental properties, reducing draughts, cold and dampness. This in turn will improve the health of the tenants, especially during the winter.
If you’re a private landlord, you are going to need to provide fixed heating devices capable of heating living spaces to 18°C. Some homes that already have heating devices might find that these are not enough and so will need to either replace or supply additional fixed heating devices. The fixes heater cannot be an open fire, combustion heater or, for rooms needing more than 2.4kW of heating power, an electric heater. Due to the requirements around the type of fixed heater that qualifies for installation chances are you’re going to need a heat pump. Heat pumps are efficient and cost effective capable of heating and cooling a variety of spaces.
Hitachi offers affordable, premium heat pumps, the perfect option for rental homes. Our Hitachi qualified installers are nationwide and our 6 year warranty is the industries longest. You can be assured in the quality of your Hitachi heat pump.
To find out what heat pump size you’ll need for your rental property access the assessment tool https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/heating-tool/.
Hitachi's credited installers can also help with long term maintenance of the heat pump to help prevent costly repairs or replacements and ensure the unit is working efficiently for the tenant. You can contact one here.
17 Jul 2019