Damp and mould affect landlords and tenants across the country. Tenant or landlord: who is responsible for mould and damp?

Damp is something that affects many homes across the UK and it takes several different forms. Rising damp occurs when water from below a building rises up through porous materials, such as bricks and mortar. This can be due to the property’s damp course failing. The damp course itself is a layer of waterproof material in the building’s wall near the ground and is meant to prevent rising damp.

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