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Healthy Homes Standards

Rental properties need to meet new requirements to ensure they are healthier places to live.

From July 2021, rental properties must follow the Healthy Homes Standards within 90 days of any new tenancy.

From July 2024, all rental properties need to meet the standards.

The standards include requirements for:

Other requirements

  • Insulation statements must be attached to all new tenancy agreements.
  • You need a signed statement showing current levels of compliance with the standards.

For more information:

Check if your building meets the standards

To check whether your rental property meets these standards, or find out how to comply, use the free HomeFit online check.

When your building meets these requirements, you can book a HomeFit assessment and get a certificate.

The Sustainability Trust provides Healthy Homes Assessments for landlords. These include recommendations for improvements, quotes, and certification.

Certification is not a requirement but it can give buyers and renters confidence your home is meeting tenancy and healthy homes standards.