Here’s a useful guide explaining how landlords and tenants can combat condensation and mould.
A dry home with lots of fresh air is the best weapon against condensation and mould. To achieve this, tenants and landlords need to work together.
- Check the heating works well.
- Insulate the property.
- Look for signs of mould during regular inspections.
- Promptly repair leaky plumbing and guttering, missing roof tiles or faulty extractor fans.
- Ensure the property is well-ventilated.
- Regularly clear out gutters and drains.
- Promptly remove mould that’s impacting a tenant’s health and safety.
- Keep the property clean and adequately ventilated.
- Report signs of mould to the landlord or letting agent.
- Avoid hanging clothes to dry indoors with the windows closed.
- Leave a gap between furniture and walls of at least 10cm so that air can circulate.
- Open windows regularly.
- Use the extractor fan when cooking and showering.
- Wipe down wet surfaces such as shower screens and curtains.
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