Auckland Council introduces health and safety measures for home buyers

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 12:24PM

Auckland Council introduces health and safety measures for home buyers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 12:24PM

People thinking of buying a house will soon have an easier way to check whether it's up-to-scratch.

Auckland Council is bringing in a home-fit check that will be included on a property's LIM report.

Green Building Council CEO Andrew Eagles says it's designed to make sure homes have decent heating, insulation and drainage.

He told Mike Hosking people can request it from a building inspector and the result will be a simple pass / fail.

"40 percent of our homes are damp and mouldy. New Zealanders deserve to know if a home they're thinking of buying is warm, healthy and well-insulated."

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