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The results from the condition assessments of different features of the house show the owned housing stock was typically and consistently in a better condition than rental houses, both inside and out (Figure 2). 

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Figure 2. Proportion of features in poor or serious condition in owned and rented houses [Source: BRANZ House Condition Survey 2015/16]. 

The House Condition Survey also includes an assessment of how well maintained the property was overall. Again the results show rentals to be in a poorer state of repair than owner-occupied houses. Rentals were twice as likely to be considered poorly maintained, while twice the proportion of owned properties were considered well-maintained overall. However, owned and tenanted properties were both in a better state of repair than in 2010. 

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Maintenance
Insulation
Heating
Ventilation and moisture control
Mould and damp
Comparing 2015 results with 2010
2015 survey report and Warm, dry, healthy report

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