Rental homes must have extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom
Windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms must be able to open, and extractor fans must be in rooms with a bath or shower, on indoor cooktop.
As landlord, property mangers have the responsibility to make sure the tenants are provided with a safe and healthy home.
As tenant, the obligation is to keep the premises in reasonably clean and tidy which also means keeping the condition not to encourage the mould nor dampness.
There are many houses in NZ where the mould is causing a serious illness to the healthy people living. The mould usually require moisture and it grows in a damp and poorly ventilated places such as ceiling, floors and carpet, and curtains.
The Ministry of Health says 6000children are admitted each year for poor conditions housing problems. These children have been found to be nearly 4 times more likely to be re-hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die in the following 10 years.
Now that the New Zealand houses must comply with the Healthy Home Standard, we work with a home fit assessor company to inspect the rental properties to ensure the happy healthy home for everyone!
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