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).
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.