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What Tenants Should Know - Healthy Homes Update

29-Nov-2021 14:00:00

From 1 July 2021, landlords must ensure that their rental properties comply with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of any new, or renewed, tenancy.

However, if your tenancy started before 1 July 2021, the final date for compliance with the healthy homes standards is 1 July 2024, unless otherwise stated on a healthy homes compliance statement, or a fixed term tenancy is renewed.

A fixed-term tenancy can be renewed on the same terms and conditions for the same length of time as the original fixed-term tenancy. If a tenancy is simply extended, the end date of the tenancy is changed but all other aspects of the agreement remain the same, or if a fixed term tenancy continues as a periodic tenancy, the healthy homes compliance date for the tenancy does not change.

These articles were featured in Renting with Harcourts , Issue 3 2021.

Topics: Tenants