Advice on damp, mould and condensation in properties
Various Structural issues such as leaking gutters, pipes and roofs can cause damp problems for which the landlord would typically be responsible. Often associated with older properties, issues such as rising damp can usually be effectively treated with modern chemical treatments. However certain other sources of damp come from within the home. As houses become more airtight in an attempt to make our homes more energy efficient, the knock on effect can be poor circulation of fresh air which can lead to condensation and mould problems. Landlords need to ensure their tenants are aware and do their bit to help prevent the unhealthy build-up of mould through condensation.