Condensation is the most common form of damp in houses and is caused when water vapour in the air is deposited on colder surfaces. It is normally at its worst during the colder winter months when windows are closed and the temperature gradient between indoor air and exterior walls and windows is greater.
If you have a problem with condensation it can quickly develop into mould and damp patches which are a potential health risk – particularly for people with asthma or allergies.
As a tenant, your landlord will be responsible for any maintenance on the property, but you will need to do everything you can to maintain the condition of the property. In practice, this means that you will be responsible for minimising the risk of condensation damp, and they will only be able to take remedial action to resolve the issue if they are made aware of it. With this in mind, you should take steps to prevent condensation where possible and also be aware of the signs of damp so that you can report it in good time.
You can minimise long term problems caused by condensation by taking action to reduce its presence in your home:
If you have problems with Condensation, it is essential that you report it to your landlord or letting agent as quickly as possible to reduce the risk to the building and to prevent long term damage to your health. They should arrange a survey to identify the cause of the problem and take appropriate steps to resolve it.
One of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your problems, offer free expert advice and make recommendations for a permanent solution.
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