The Government and some local councils are looking at a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing. Would your rental home pass warrant?
In this year's budget the government announced plans to pilot a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing that would require all rental housing to be warm, dry and healthy.
A minimum level of thermal insulation is widely expected to be a key ingredient of such a Warrant of Fitness.
The pilot scheme will centre on Housing New Zealand rental properties before being considered for the wider market.
Meanwhile the Dunedin City Council has announced a desire to accelerate the timeline to address the "sub-par" student rental housing issue the city faces. Read more about their plans.
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