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.

Landlords should:

  • 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.

Tenants should:

  • 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.

For more advice about managing your rental property, contact us today.

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