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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithw View Post
    What a pack of idiots,many apartments are not allowed opening windows where there is no balcony below the window, council have specifically prevented windows being openable and now this law says they must be openable !

    Ventilation Ventilation must include openable windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms.
    Also an appropriately sized extractor fan(s) in rooms with a bath or shower or indoor cooktop.
    And how about the insulation requirement? If apartments and terraced houses require new insulation, wouldn't that be a massive job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    Good point, Perry.

    How about they say - Wow what a useful piece of work, we will be legislating to apply it to every single home, rented or owner occupied. Because think of the children.
    Yep, this is exactly what they will do.

    Because they did it with: Anti-smacking, working for families and interest free student loans.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Well, if that happened, at least the deceptive title would come right, wouldn't it?

    Presently, it's just rank deception, not being styled as a healthy residential rentals guarantee act.

    No wonder no one believes the W'gton woodenheads can tell the truth, when even the laws they pass have a lie as the title.
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    so if Im guessing right it means we put a standard heater in the lounge ,instead of the tenant putting thiers?--Im assuming that moisture barrier is only places that are enclosed more so than a standard bungalow that has a reasonable amount of ventilation?..

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    The $$ have to come from somewhere - CGT will have to come in - in some form just to pay for the Gov'ts compliance of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act. I see they get another couple of years 2023 whereas landlords have to comply by 2021.

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    Default Ground Control To Major Dhil

    Some of the media items are concerning:

    Mr Twyford said every time a tenancy turns over a landlord will have to certify.
    Each year the government will carry out up to 2000 inspections to check that properties are up to standard.
    Sounds like a lot of compliance costs. Where's the budget for all that, Dhil?

    He said the new requirements could cost landlords up to $7000 but he doesn't expect them to push rental prices up.
    Well, we all know how realistic Dhil Twitford's flight-of-fantasy expectations have been, so far.

    Housing Minister Phil Twyford said nearly 600,000 households in New Zealand rent, and rental stock is of poorer quality than owner-occupied homes. He said it was estimated that 200,000 families live in rental homes that do not have ceiling or underfloor insulation, and each year 6000 children are admitted for housing-sensitive hospitalisations.
    Given Dhil's accuracy with kiwibuild estimates, does he expect anyone to take him seriously, now?
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    The announced healthy home standards for rentals are mind-blowing - just by taking one example “the main living area has to contain 18 degrees on the coldest winter day”. It’s so simple and archivable by taking a large heat source (gas heater, wood fire, heat-pump – to name few) but is it affordable to run?

    Think about the specific of older home’s heat retention in terms of design, wind & weather conditions and suitability for radiant and convection heating.

    Another illustration is - how can an old-timer car from the 20s meet the current European emission standards - just by upgrading the exhaust pipe?

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    Have ceiling and underfloor insulation that either meets the 2008 Building Code insulation standard, or (for existing ceiling insulation) has a minimum thickness of 120 millimetres.
    Is this the same as the requirements for 1/7/2019, or even more stringent requirement?
    DFTBA

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    Skid, doesn't it have to be a " fixed" heater? I'm open to all idea's, one of my tenants doesn't want a heat pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithw View Post
    Ventilation Ventilation must include openable windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms.
    Also an appropriately sized extractor fan(s) in rooms with a bath or shower or indoor cooktop.
    My brand new home does not have opening windows in the dining room or lounge. It does have 4 sets of french doors and we have a ducted heat pump / ventilation system. Under that wording, my brand new home would not be able to be used as a rental...


 

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