What will the healthy homes standards mean for tenants?
The healthy homes standards are designed to support the government’s goal of tenants being able to rent a warm, dry and healthy home. The standards will require a rented property to have a fixed heater or heat pump in every living room or lounge. The heat pump or heater must be able to heat the living room to a minimum of 18? C. The insulation and draught stopping standards are designed to ensure that heat is retained and not lost too quickly. The ventilation and moisture ingress and drainage standards are designed to help prevent dampness which has negative health outcomes for tenants. These standards should also help prevent the growth of mould and improve the moisture management system and air circulation in a home.