When does your rental property need to comply with the healthy homes standards? Compliance dates depend on the type of tenancy and when you have a new or renewed tenancy starting. Knowing when you need to comply will help you plan out what needs to be done and when to do it.
Figuring out what heating you need in your main living room is a good place to start. A fixed-heating source for that room will be mandatory in all rental properties. Use the heating assessment tool on the Tenancy Services website(external link) to find out what size/capacity you’ll need for your main living room.
Some heating installers offer great deals on heating devices like heat pumps at particular times of the year, and sometimes there can be a delay in getting the one you need, so pick up the phone as soon as you can to get some quotes. Heating the living room can make a big difference to your tenants’ health.
DID YOU KNOW? If the heating you provide is an electric heater or heat pump, it must have a thermostat. This will make the heating more consistent and help tenants use it efficiently.