We explain the causes, who’s responsible and what to do
You finally find somewhere to rent, you get the keys, you move every last box in and start making it a home. But wait, what are those dark spots growing in the corner of the room? Mould? Damp? Surely not…
Damp and mould can be tricky to deal with when you’re renting. They can be caused by a few things. Any damp or mould caused by structural, design or disrepair problems will be up to the landlord to sort out. But there might be some things you are doing that could be making the problem worse.
Find out what you can do to reduce damp and actions you can take to improve the situation.