16:05 PM, 10th February 2012, About 9 years ago 6
– News Sourced by Property118 News Team –
Landlords have been told to ensure their tenants know how to deal with and prevent mould from condensation by The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.
With the cold meaning bathrooms windows will be firmly shut, condensation could be creating costly-to-fix damp. The AIIC have created a check list for landlords to give to tenants:
It’s not just the costs of the problems the mould may create, but also the health of the tenants in occupation.
Pat Barber, Chair of the AIIC exlained. “The mould fungi have been identified as the source of many health problems, including infections, asthma, allergies and sinusitis. Moulds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause reactions in humans.
“Landlords and agents need to be aware of the potential problems which damp, excessive condensation and mould growth can cause and should take steps to minimise the risks. It is unlikely that rented accommodation can be completely condensation free, even a new one. However by keeping the property properly maintained and thinking about occupiers’ lifestyles, landlords and agents should be able to control it to acceptable levels.”
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