Black mould – cleaning issues?

Black mould – cleaning issues?

10:04 AM, 18th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago 34

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Hello, Once again there has been a case of black mould on the national news. This time a child died because of it.

The local authority is the landlord and everyone is out for blood.

Surely there is no need for any of this. Instead of the landlord being somehow responsible, all that needs to happen is for the tenants to be taught how to properly use one of the many cleaning products.

What do you think?

Why do these cases keep turning up on the news?

Thank you,




9:51 AM, 20th November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

I can only see the problem of condensation and mould growth increasing as tenants struggling with energy costs are less willing to open windows and vents to reduce the humidity levels in the rooms. Positive loft pressure systems that tenants cannot tamper with are proven to work well in HMOs and I'm sure would also solve mould problems in other tenancies. The question would be who pays the running costs of the system.

Tim Rogers

10:09 AM, 21st November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 20/11/2022 - 08:57I used the smaller 4" round vents at about £100+vat each. But that was 2 years ago. A 2 bedroom flat cost me £400. Plus the extractor fans, another £180 all in. Wired in the extractor fans myself, but left the fuse out until inspected and passed by an electrician, (£70).

Annie Landlord

11:53 AM, 21st November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing is spending £1.2 million to upgrade that block. Many other tenants had made complaints. It is disingenuous (at best) to blame the tenant on this occasion.


9:18 AM, 24th November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

This is straight from Rochdale Borough Council Web site. You have to laugh. See the bit on Damp and Mould.

"Problems with your landlord or rented property
We have a legal obligation to protect tenants from inappropriate and illegal behaviour by landlords.

We'll work with you to see that necessary repairs are completed within a reasonable time and the property is fit to live in.

Problems we can help with
We can help you with:

Repairs your landlord has failed to carry out. For example, if you've reported a problem your landlord should make the repair within a reasonable time.
Damp, mould or condensation.
Communicating with your landlord. For example, if your landlord fails to respond to your phone calls.
Harassment and illegal eviction.
Security deposit or bond. For example, where a landlord refuses to return the payment you've made."

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