Mould is a type of fungus that is caused by essive moisture or dampness. This could be as a result of damaged pipes, leaking roofs or windows or poorly insulated external walls.
Landlords (private, council or housing association) have a legal responsibility of their tenants to ensure that the accommodation is kept free from mould or dampness.
Mould called mycotoxins, produce toxins that are absorbed through the airways and skin and this could then lead to serious respiratory problems and or cause worsening in Asthma patients as well as skin issues, such as eczema as a result of an allergic reaction to the mould.
Mould could weaken the immune system over prolonged exposure and or cause sensitivity over time.
How can you tell if your accommodation has mould? Usually, you can see it in patched of dark/black spots there is usually an odour in the area/room and it will feel damp and cold.
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 mould problems 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.