9 Apr 2019

No inspiration to improve homes

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:18 pm on 9 April 2019

Warrant of Fitness checks for houses has been suggested as a way to improve the state of our older housing stock.

But a new study has found homeowners won't fix problems in their homes even if they know its not up to scratch.

The study by University of Otago researchers discovered an unwillingness to make improvements by owners of the Taranaki properties they reviewed. Co-author of the study, Professor Philippa Howden Chapman explains the results.

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