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                                  At Housing New Zealand Corporation,                 How long do inspections take?
                                  we inspect all homes we manage twice a              Inspections usually take 15 to 20 minutes.
                                  year, to:
                                  • check the condition of the home                   Who has to be home for the inspection?
                                  • make sure they are maintained to                  An adult must be home, preferably the
                                    our standards                                     person who signed the tenancy agreement.
                                  • confirm the property meets the Building           If that isn’t possible, you can arrange for
                                    Act and fire safety regulations                   an adult friend or relative to be there
                                  • check that smoke detectors are in place           instead.
                                    and working
                                  • meet with you face-to-face and talk               Who does the inspection?
                                    about any issues you may have such
                                                                                      Either our staff or a property inspection
                                    as trouble paying your rent, over-
                                                                                      company do the inspections.
                                    crowding in your home, or change
                                    in your circumstances.                            All inspectors must show you their
                                                                                      identification. If they don’t have any,
                                  We also do inspections before you move
                                                                                      ask them to wait outside and call us
                                  in, six weeks after you’ve moved in and
                                                                                      immediately on 0800 801 601. Community
                                  before you leave.
                                                                                      groups can also call 0800 833 755.
                                  • Before you move in. We visit the house
                                    with you and complete a Property                  Find out more
                                    Condition Report. That way, we both
We inspect our homes regularly.                                                       If you have any questions, your
                                    agree on the condition your home needs
                                                                                      circumstances have changed or you want
                                    to be in when you leave.
                                                                                      to explore home ownership opportunities,
                                  • Six weeks after you’ve moved in.
                                                                                      talk with us. Call anytime on 0800 801 601
                                    We visit to make sure everything is okay.
                                                                                      or visit your neighbourhood unit. You’ll
                                  • Before you leave. We do an inspection
                                                                                      find our details in the Blue Pages of the
                                    after you give notice, during which
                                                                                      telephone book or online at
                                    we’ll check the Property Condition
                                                                                      If you have a hearing impairment, fax us
                                    Report to see if there is any damage
                                                                                      on 0800 201 202.
                                    and to arrange for repairs and payment
                                    if required.                                      Community groups can call anytime on
                                                                                      0800 801 601 or 0800 833 755.
If you would like more            How much notice is given before an
information about Housing         inspection?                                            Related fact sheets:
New Zealand, please call our      As outlined in your tenancy agreement,                 • Looking after your home
Housing Assistance Service        we will give 48-hours’ notice before an                • Maintenance and repairs
anytime on call free              inspection, unless you agree to a shorter
0800 801 601, or visit our        period. We give notice by letter. If the
website            time we’ve chosen for an inspection doesn’t
Locations and contact details     suit you, let us know and we will make
for all 43 Housing New Zealand    another time.
neighbourhood units are listed
in the Blue Pages of the
telephone book.

T-421, Issue 1, May 2005

                                  This fact sheet is printed on eco-friendly paper.

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