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    #16
    Agree with above.... why do tenants not like fresh air !

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      #17
      My thought is that there's probably been furniture up against that corner so not allowing adequate air circulation. I had same in an apartment bedroom where bed was pushed up against one corner, moved it away and problem resolved.

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        #18
        If it's a bedroom, it's probably a bedside table.

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          #19
          As a tenant I'd like to ask some advice about damp, I'm open to suggestions. We have a couple of patches of damp/black mould. One is around the window in my sons bedroom, the window needs replacing anyway as there is condensation between the layers of double glazing and the seals have gone sufficiently to allow snow to come through! Presumably this will cure the problem in this room.
          The other area is in a bottom corner above the skirting boards (just like the photo on this post. This is in the corner of my teenage daughter's room. Our letting agent has suggested not putting furniture near the external walls. This is impossible as it's the box room and the bed will only fit in the room in that corner, we could turn it 90 degrees but it would still be in that corner.
          We don't dry washing inside, the heating has been on 5.30am-11pm for months, the windows are opened in the morning to get rid of sweaty bed smells but then closed whilst we're out at work. There is no mould anywhere else (like in the kitchen or bathroom where you might expect it).
          I'll have a look for the mould and mildew cleaner mentioned (I've been cleaning with bleach) but I'm not sure what else we can do? Any ideas?
          Also do you think it's a reasonable request to ask for the window to be replaced or repaired? I'd have thought that it would be in the landlords best interest to maintain his property but nearly every landlord I've had has only been interested in spending as little as possible whilst the house crumbles around us!

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            #20
            Originally posted by Leona View Post
            I'll have a look for the mould and mildew cleaner mentioned (I've been cleaning with bleach) but I'm not sure what else we can do? Any ideas?
            This is what I use for the shower in my own home, ordinary bleach does not work. I buy it in Asda.

            http://www.dettol.co.uk/mould-and-mildew

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              #21
              Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post
              This is what I use for the shower in my own home, ordinary bleach does not work. I buy it in Asda.

              http://www.dettol.co.uk/mould-and-mildew
              Thanks, helps to know what I'm looking for

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                #22
                This case may be of interest...

                Pike v Sefton MBC, Court of Appeal

                September 2002

                Condensation arose from tenant’s failure to use heating

                I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                  #23
                  Question: As a tenant is there a law in the UK that says that I'm obliged to report damp/mould problems to landlord?

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                    #24
                    A LLs obligation for repair is dependant upon being informed of disrepair.
                    There is always scope for misinterpretation.

                    If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

                    Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.

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