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A survey of about 1000 Kiwis has shown more than half of them have issues with their homes, including mould and dampness.

Of the 1002 people surveyed, 57 per cent said they had experienced mould, dampness and issues with heating and insulation.

Sixty-five per cent of those surveyed were under 35 and are living with one or more of the issues in their home.

The survey found renters were twice as likely to report the presence of mould (21 per cent) in comparison with homeowners (11 per cent).

Renters were also twice as likely to describe their homes as not being warm or dry, with inefficient lighting and heating (21 per cent), when compared to homeowners (five per cent).

Mould on the ceiling and wall of a house. Source: