Check if your home passes
Thousands of Kiwi homes have been put through a new healthy home check to gauge how warm, safe and dry they are.
New Zealanders have put more than 5000 homes through the free HomeFit online check, which was launched in midNovember by the not-for-profit Green Building Council as a bid to improve Kiwi homes.
Of the 5000 homes run through the HomeFit online check, around 150 met the warm, safe and dry standards.
Around 300 more homes were close to passing and needed just one improvement.
The most common improvement needed was more ceiling insulation.
Besides the free online check, those who want to prove to others that a home is warm, safe and dry can put their home through a full, independent appraisal, carried out by a trained assessor. Those that pass can then display the HomeFit stamp, showing to prospective buyers that it is warm, dry, safe and efficient.
The online check is available at homefit.org.nz and contains around 20 questions before providing a tailored report on the home, detailing how warm, safe, efficient and dry it is, and, if it isn’t, how to improve it. Any home that passes a HomeFit assessment will also have passed the requirements of recent legislation, the Residential Tenancies Act.