Corona Virus Legislation for Tenanted Properties
The new rules to protect Tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic remain in place and may impact Settlement of Tenanted Properties and Owners needing to move back into their homes.
The protections against Tenancy terminations will apply until 25 June 2020 (unless extended). We can’t give any notices until after this date.
The Tenancy Rent freeze applies until 26 September 2020 (unless extended). Notice can be given 60 days prior to this date but the increase cannot come into effect until after 26 September 2020.
Deadline extended for Healthy Homes Standards Compliance Statement
The deadline for Landlords providing a compliance statement for the healthy homes standards has been extended from 1 July 2020 to 1 December 2020.
The compliance statement is an addition to Tenancy Agreements that provides detailed information about how a Property meets the Healthy Homes Standards. It helps Tenants to see how their Landlord is working towards being compliant.
The Healthy Homes Standards became law on 1 July 2019. The Standards require Landlords to meet new rules in relation to heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draught stopping.
The deadline was extended in response to COVID-19, which impacted Landlords’ ability to access their Properties and allow Tradespeople to carry out inspections required to complete the Compliance Statement.
The extended deadline will not affect any of the dates by which Rental Properties have to comply with the Healthy Homes Standards. The delayed deadline refers only to the inclusion of a detailed Statement of current compliance. The remaining deadlines are not being changed.
The compliance timeline for the Healthy Homes Standards remains the same:
The team at Tauranga Rentals Ltd are very busy making sure we complete all of our Owners Properties Compliance issues before all of the due dates and thank all of our Owners for working with us.
Contact Dan 07 571 1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.