In July 2015, the New Zealand Government announced the introduction of a Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill. This move follows trials based on a broad package of ‘Warrant of Fitness’ standards. It was deemed that a full Warrant of Fitness would be expensive both to implement and administer. Therefore, the RTA is focussed on the essentials, which have proven benefits to the health and comfort of tenants. The two key measures that will be introduced are are smoke alarms and insulation.