The deadline for landlords providing a compliance statement for the healthy homes standards has been extended from 1 July 2020 to 1 December 2020. This means landlords have been given an extra five months to meet this year’s Healthy Homes requirements.
Part of the requirements includes a compliance statement; an addition to tenancy agreements that provides detailed information about how a property meets the healthy homes standards.
The healthy homes standards became law on 1 July 2019. The standards require landlords to meet new rules in relation to heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draught stopping.
Due to COVID-19, landlords’ ability to access their properties and allow tradespeople to carry out inspections required to complete the compliance statement was affected, which has lead to the extension.
The extended deadline will not affect any of the dates by which rental properties have to comply with the healthy homes standards. The delayed deadline refers only to the inclusion of a detailed statement of current compliance. The remaining deadlines are not being changed.
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