A damp problem in your house can mean water is finding its way into your property from cracked pipes, porous bricks or a problem with your roof. The two different damps are rising and penetrating. Rising damp comes up from the ground and penetrating damp spreads horizontal and downwards.
Mould thrives in these conditions and anyone who suffers from medical conditions such as asthma or other chest conditions can be badly affected.
Checking your property for dampness and getting it repaired quickly can mitigate against further health problems.
Lookout for large stains on walls and ceilings. A damp smell has a strong musty odour and it is a clear sign of dampness. Walls will always show damp problems quickly with dark stains, paint and wallpaper start to peel off and fall off walls. You can also carefully go around your house touching walls, floors and ceilings for unnaturally cool and damp areas.
Here at Helpline 4U we can offer advice on the best course of action to take 07541 281 120. If you have asked your landlord to make the repairs but nothing has been done, we can help!
You should not have to live in these conditions if you are renting a property. Your landlord must take responsibility to ensure any damp issues are repaired without delay.
What is a Housing Disrepair Claim?
If you rent your home, then your landlord is responsible for making repairs on the property. If they fail to do so, then you’re eligible to make a housing disrepair claim against them for any damages, including personal injury, which may arise as a result of the disrepair.