tenants not ventilating property

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By Landlord Expert April 4, 2013 07:09

we have a two bedroom flat which we have rented out for over ten years and up till now have never had any problems with ventilation. The property was double glazed two years ago and we have extractor fans in kitchen and bathroom.Our tenants of a year contacted us last week to say there was mold in the bedrooms and kitchen. We sent someone over and they were shocked that infact every room was covered in mold but easily wiped away.He checked all rooms for signs of damp and leaks but none. He believes the mold is caused by the tenant not opening windows, drying clothes on the rads and not using the extractor fans.We also believe our tenant is taking in washing and ironing as a business.This is the second time we will have had to send someone over to wipe walls down, treat with anti mold and redecorate with these tenants and its all due to them not ventilating.They have eight months left on their tenancy and are threatening us with enviromental health if we dont redecorate by next week.What do i do?

Landlord Expert
By Landlord Expert April 4, 2013 07:09


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