With the onset of winter and an elevated risk of mould, the effective management of damp in both social and private rental housing is increasingly crucial for landlords.
Recent government findings revealed that 69% of privately rented properties experience damp and mould problems. To address this issue, the government released guidance earlier this year for private landlords, emphasising the importance of collaboration with tenants and making reasonable adjustments rather than attributing the problem to ‘lifestyle choices.’
Landlords and letting agents must adhere to government guidance, which outlines five standards to remain compliant with their damp and mould obligations:
Responding to Tenant Reports:
Reducing the Risk of Damp and Mould:
Common Causes of Damp and Mould:
The information in this post is valid to the best of our knowledge on the date of posting. It is advised that you seek independent advice based on your individual circumstances.
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