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Condensation/ Damp in rental flat.

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whataboutbob Fri 28-Nov-14 08:27:37

My dad rents out a student flat and as he is too unwell to manage it I do so via power of attorney . Two of the rooms have re current condensation problems around the windows. I have asked tenants not to dry clothes in their rooms and to wipe windows down ( can t be sure they have done so). Now it has escalated to outright mould around windows and in a clothes cupboard. What should I do? Get it checked out by damp expert? Just clean off affected areas? Is it worth investing in aa dehumidifier? Thanks for any advice.

specialsubject Fri 28-Nov-14 10:08:25

get the place checked for leaking gutters, windows etc, and blocked airbricks if it is on the ground floor. In short, eliminate/fix building problems which cause damp.

if it isn't that, then it is condensation. Do they have a place to dry washing? Would it be worth providing a tumble dryer?

but you can only go so far with facilities and education, I fear.

burnishedsilver Fri 28-Nov-14 13:41:34

In the short term a dehumidifier might help.

There's a reasonable chance that the don't put the heat on and never open windows. Is there a decent extractor in the bathroom?

colliewobbles83 Fri 28-Nov-14 17:26:53

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colliewobbles83 Fri 28-Nov-14 17:31:58

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whataboutbob Fri 28-Nov-14 18:58:29

Thanks everyone. There is an extrator fan in the kitchen and the bathroom. I think maybe the next step is a tumble dryer. I will ask them again to make sure they dry their clothes in the kitchen and open their windows sometimes.

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