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what are my rights ?

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sammyjayneex Tue 12-Jan-16 12:04:33

So had a surveyor came out to my house form the council due to a mould issue in every upstairs room and he actually told me something that no one over the past few years has told me.

He said that the design of the house is that in the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs the roof is shaped in a certain way (it has curves and acres ect it's really difficult to describe) and the ceilings are not a straight so they are not able to insulate the roof properly causing cold spots which is making condensation worse. He said I have to wait for a regeneration scheme to come in my area before I can resolve the problem because they 'don't have the money for it' but I've lived here 4 years so how many more years do i have to wait for it then? Another 3? ( he said he's not sure)
So in the mean time my daughters have to sleep and bath under mould caked ceilings.. I have to constantly clean and buy stuff. I can't have carpets coz it causes mould. I replace furniture. All until they can 'find the money'
It's costing me money
I can't afford it
What are my rights, if I keep to my obligations of putting heating on and opening windows why are they not fixing a potential problem?
He said it's a design issue not a repair problems but it's causing me these issues so it should become a repair issue!!!!
Can I demand to be rehoused because if they are not prepared to sort this issue out why should I have to live in it?

wowfudge Tue 12-Jan-16 14:07:16

I don't know what your rights are, but would insulated suspended ceilings improve things?

sammyjayneex Tue 12-Jan-16 14:26:21

It would get rid of the mould on the ceilings because he said the reason why condensation is settling on these surfaces Is because it's a cold area caused by no insulation in the rehouse parts due to the shape of the roof

sammyjayneex Tue 19-Jan-16 15:43:00

Does this mean there is something wrong with my roof if I can see trickle marks on the wall? Attached a pic. This couldn't have got there any other way

wowfudge Tue 19-Jan-16 16:03:20

That's just where the condensation has trickled down the wall once it's built up. Ventilation, heat and a dehumidifier will all help. Don't operate the dehumidifier with the window and/or door open though, it won't be effective.

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