Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

The New Zealand Government is prioritising healthy, warm dry homes – to improve the health and well-being of all tenants and their families in New Zealand.

Nearly 600,000 households rent in New Zealand, and research shows that our rental housing is of poorer quality than owner-occupied homes.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, all New Zealand rental property owners/landlords must meet certain requirements to ensure their property is a healthy, warm and dry home for tenants.

5 Key Healthy Homes Standards