Public submissions are being invited on Healthy Homes Bill

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:09 pm
Press Release: Select Committee Office

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Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 23 June 2016.

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2) is a members' bill in the name of Andrew Little. The bill proposes to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Its intention is to ensure that every rental home in New Zealand meets minimum standards of heating and insulation. Under the bill, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment would set standards that landlords are required to meet.

The requirement to meet the standards would apply to all tenancy agreements made within a year of the Act coming into force. The natural process of tenant turnover would see most tenancy agreements containing the requirement by the end of 5 years. At that point, all residential tenancies must meet the standards.

Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online using our website ( or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at
 04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Government Administration Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.