Tenants, know your rights: Homes Act

What your landlord is responsible for when it comes to indoor air quality.

What is the Homes Act?

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act ensures that rented properties are safe and secure and has been in full force since March 2020.

What you should know

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Tenants no longer have to rely on their local council to prosecute landlords on their behalf.

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Landlords have an obligation to provide safe housing.

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Tenants have an obligation to behave in a responsible manner.

How does it affect you?

According to the act, your landlord is responsible for ensuring your property is fit for habitation and free from anything that might cause serious harm to the tenants, some of which include:

mould

Damp and mould issues

VOCs

Airborne chemicals (VOCs)

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Excess cold

Excess_heat

Excess heat

radiation

Radiation (radon gas)

How do you hold landlords accountable?

First, it's important to measure your indoor air quality to understand if there are any issues.

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Wave Mini

Your indoor air quality companion

Featuring mould risk, airborne chemicals (VOCs), temperature and humidity sensors, Wave Mini is the perfect first step into understanding the health and comfort level in every room, or a great addition to an existing air quality system.

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4 sensors

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Battery operated

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What can you do if you find a problem?

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Use a Wave Mini to monitor your air quality levels and report to your landlord or local entity.

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Inform your landlord about the issue. Your landlord is expected to fix the problem within a reasonable time.

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Ask for help from your local Citizens Advice, Shelter, your local council, a solicitor or a tenants' rights group.If the problem persists, seek legal counsel.

The air quality in your home is key to the overall health of you and your family.

Wave Mini is the easiest way to quickly understand the healthy and comfort in every room! Keep an eye on:

mould

Mould

Mould risk indication helps you prevent mold in your home to minimise negative health impacts

Humidity

Humidity

Ideal humidity is between 30 and 60% and low humidity has been linked to the spread of viruses like cold, flu, and even Covid-19

VOCs

Airborne chemicals (VOCs)

Monitor VOCs for an idea of how fresh your air is and to better understand unhealthy chemical levels in the air

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Temperature

Temperature varies from room to room, measure every room to fully understand the difference

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Want a complete indoor air quality solution?

Keep track of mould risk, airborne chemicals and radon gas anytime, anywhere.

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You have a right to a safe home

This act applies to you if you:

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Rent a private
property

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Rent from a
housing association

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Rent from a
local council

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Who is Airthings?

Airthings is a Norwegian company focused on ensuring that people around the world recognise the importance of indoor air quality. We make simple, affordable and accurate technology solutions.

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