Survey says rental houses in New Zealand are poorly maintained than the owner-occupied houses.

• Acc. to BRANZ House Condition Survey, owner occupied houses have well-maintained features – double that of rental properties (48% vs 24%).

• The survey indicated internal features are twice as likely to be in a poor or serious condition in rentals as owner occupied.

• It implied owner occupiers take better care of their properties particularly with areas easier to maintain.

• The survey is intended to give an overall indication of the condition of New Zealand’s housing.

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