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Does "new build" mean healthy homes compliant?

9 November 2022

Just because the house is newly built doesn't automatically mean it will meet the healthy homes standards.

New build is more likely to meet healthy homes standards than an older home, but not necessarily.

Sometimes it's a case of the builder not finishing a job correctly. But poorly-fitted pet door, an existence of an open fireplace or an insufficient heater in the main living area can fail your inspection.

Please note that there is no legal requirement to organise a healthy homes inspection. All the compliance requirements are outlined on the Tenancy Services' page - It's very possible that your home ticks all the boxes.

You can also book an inspection with an independent who will provide a detailed inspection report on whether your property is compliant and recommend what needs to be done to bring it up to standard. You can look at a company like WarmFuzzies to organise one.

The information contained in this article is exclusively for promotional purposes. It does not in any way constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as the basis for any legal action or contractual dealings. The information is not, and does not attempt to be, a comprehensive account of the relevant law in New Zealand. If you require legal advice you should seek independent legal counsel. does not accept any liability that may arise from the use of this information.

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