When is the landlord responsible for damp?

Damp

The landlord is responsible for the exterior of the property, the supply of water and the maintenance of the plumbing. Any damage they cause to the interior will also be a responsibility of the landlord. Take a look at our list of possible causes:

The property is not water tight

If water gets in through the exterior it will cause the space in the walls to soak up and cause the appearance of mould.

  • Roof tiles can be broken / missing or displaced
  • Roof might have unsealed holes and cavities
  • Cracks in the external walls
  • Gutters blocked by leaves and junk
  • Rusted, broken or dislodged gutter connections
  • Bad external insulation
  • Unsealed window frames or glass
  • Cracked window frames

The plumbing is causing problems

If any of the pipes are leaking water into the property, it’s only expected to have problems with damp and mould.

  • Pipes are leaking water
  • Pipes are “sweating”
  • Fittings might be loose
  • Rubber seals and gaskets require replacement
  • Main or supply valves don’t close properly
  • Drains leak water

Removing these problems will likely stop water from entering the property and causing damp. After all the mould is cleaned and the property repaired, it should stop spreading.

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