According to the Government’s new Healthy Homes Standards (HHS), owners of older rental homes with long-term tenants will have until 1 July 2024 to bring them up to scratch. And if a new tenancy starts after 1 July 2021, a rental property must comply with the standards even sooner – within 90 days of the new tenant moving in.
For those who fail to meet the deadline, the consequences can be serious; not only can the Tenancy Tribunal issue a work order to force landlords to bring their properties up to HHS compliance, they can also hit landlords with financial penalties of up to $4,000 for any affected tenants. That’s a hefty sum. What’s more, the requirements – and cost – to get homes up to scratch can feel rather daunting.
What are standards/requirements for HHS
Here's the list of required for you compliant to meet HHS