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Does a 'tiny house' need to comply with the HHS?

26 October 2022

The legislation states that the property must comply with healthy homes standards if a residential tenancy agreement is in place.

This rule doesn't apply in the case of short-term rentals, and there don't appear to be any further exemptions to this.

There is some good reading here if the landlord wants further information:

S 13A Residential Tenancies Act 1986

To ensure your home is compliant, you can contact Warm Fuzzies and book an inspection.

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