BRANZ house condition survey

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Out of sight, out of mind!

By Mark Jones 1 October 2006, Build 96, Feature article

The BRANZ 2005 House Condition Survey points to many Kiwis still being overly optimistic about the state of their homes, while ignoring basic maintenance. So, despite an overall improvement in the housing stock, many of the old problems persist.

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Costly to delay repairs

By Ian Page 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

The cost of maintaining a home can be high, but delaying essential work means it will cost much more in the long term. There’s evidence many properties aren’t being kept up to scratch.

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House condition matters

By Vicki White 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article

Early results from the latest House Condition Survey indicate the continued presence of mould in over half the properties. This is bad news, as evidence links mould and damp houses with poor health and social wellbeing.

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Rental houses need TLC

By Vicki White 1 April 2017, Build 159, Feature article

The good news in the latest BRANZ House Condition Survey is that fewer properties are being rated as poor. The bad news is that, overall, rental properties continue to be badly maintained. It’s time to do better.

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