Healthy Homes Rental Inspection.

Next Healthy Homes Standards deadline is from 1 July - are you ready?

From 1 July 2021 all new or renewed Tenancy Agreements MUST COMPLY with all the 5 Healthy Homes Standards within 90 days. So why not get your rental property up to the Standards now - you'll save money and time knowing the property complies.

What is involved in our Healthy Homes Standards inspections?

We will check all five of the Healthy Homes Standards and how each of the standards comply.

  • Insulation Inspection (up to 15 minutes)
  • Heating Inspection (up to 30 minutes)
  • Drainage/Moisture Ingress Inspection (up to 15 minutes)
  • Ventilation Inspection (up to 10 minutes)
  • Draught-Stopping Inspection (up to 20 minutes)

Doing inspections right takes up to 90 minutes. The level of detail required for us to complete a Healthy Homes Inspection can take up to 90 minutes depending on the size and age of the home.

Why? For living room heating each wall, window and door needs to be accurately measured in the Tenancy Services Heating Assessment Tool including adjacent spaces not separated by a door. Each habitable space needs to be checked for size of windows, draughts from gaps greater than the thickness of a $2 coin. Gutters and drains need to be checked.

Refer down the page for a description of the Inspection Checks undertaken for each Healthy Homes Standard.

Our NEW HomeFit Inspection Service & Report makes it quick and easy.

We have a new affordable HomeFit Rental Inspection Service that checks all five Healthy Homes Standards at your rental properties to identify any compliance issues we see. We'll provide a comprehensive HomeFit Report summarising the state of the property relative to the required rental standards for the above.

Get free quotes.

If you don't need a Compliance Inspection yet, you can get quotes for the products you know that your property needs. We can give free quotes for insulation, heating, ground moisture barrier, bathroom and kitchen extractors.

Free quotes.

If you already know you need insulation, heating, ventilation or more but only want a quote, we can provide a quote free of charge. If you go ahead with the quote, we'll install your products but a Healthy Homes Inspection Report will not be issued as part of the free quote. Handy hint: It is better value to get an Inspection Report done at the same time as it will save you time and money in the long run.

Find out more today.

Call us on 0800 888 766, fill in the below form, or send a list of your properties to info@brightr.co.nz with the tenant contact details and/or your Work Order number, and what service you would like. We'll contact your tenants on your behalf, arrange the service and send you the paperwork. Easy!

For more details, here's our free Brightr Rental brochure.

Healthy Homes Standards for Rentals

We can help make your rentals compliant with the new Healthy Homes Standards as well as warmer, drier and healthier for your tenants. Leave your contact details here and one of our friendly team will be in touch to help. We'll coordinate with your tenants and ensure your products are installed safely and your rental investment is protected.


Hate filling in forms? Call us direct 0800 888 766

We answer 24 hours, 7 days a week so call us anytime.

What's involved in our Healthy Homes Rental Inspection?

Insulation Inspection.

We will inspect any existing ceiling and underfloor insulation to comply with NZ Standards 4246:2016. Underfloor we will also inspect insulation including the electrical safeness of any existing foil insulation.

In addition to checking that the amount of insulation is sufficient, this inspection will also check for 100% coverage and safety clearances around downlights, chimneys and vents. Minor positioning adjustments will be completed with no extra charge. Beware of services that just take photos from the manhole. We can provide a quote for supply and install of insulation required.

Heating Inspection.

We will inspect the primary living room and examine whether any existing fixed heating devices are a) qualifying heating devices and b) whether they are sufficiently sized to meet the standard. This inspection will also check that the heat pump is operating (can be turned on) and can generate heat.

Under the Healthy Homes standard the determination of the required heating capacity is a significant piece of work involving the use of a MBIE’s heating calculator including room and window measurements.

NOTE: this is indicated to be a required piece of information in Tenancy Agreements. If new or supplementary heating devices are required then quotes for supply and install will be provided.

Ventilation Inspection.

Our ventilation inspection will identify whether kitchens and bathrooms are fitted with operational, free-flowing, externally vented extractors of sufficient size. In addition windows will be checked to ensure each habitable area has openable windows able to be fixed open that also have an openable area 5% or more of the room area. We will also note any evident mould around windows for your reference.

If a ventilation system is required we can provide a free quote for supply and install.

Drainage/Moisture Ingress Inspection.

We will inspect whether moisture barrier is required and/or installed in the sub-floor of the property.

In support of Tenancy Services drainage requirements we will also conduct a visual inspection that there a) are gutters around total circumference b) gutters connect to downpipes c) no evident cracks, breakages or holes in either guttering or downpipes and d) there is no evidence of pooling surface water.

Draught-Stopping Inspection.

Any open fireplaces will be inspected to check they are either blocked or, if the tenant wishes to keep them unblocked, a template letter will be provided to the tenant to complete as a request.

In addition a visual inspection of external doors and windows will be undertaken where possible to identify any gaps greater than the allowed threshold which are/could create draughts.

Any holes in walls, floors ceiling or broken windows will also be noted.

Healthy Homes Standards for Rentals

We can help make your rentals compliant with the new Healthy Homes Standards as well as warmer, drier and healthier for your tenants. Leave your contact details here and one of our friendly team will be in touch to help. We'll coordinate with your tenants and ensure your products are installed safely and your rental investment is protected.


Hate filling in forms? Call us direct 0800 888 766

We answer 24 hours, 7 days a week so call us anytime.

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