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Disrepair - common problems

There are some disrepair problems that many tenants experience when renting accommodation. This section takes a closer look at the issues of damp, condensation, infestation and leaks from other properties and how you may be able to deal with them.

Dampness

Rising, penetrating and construction dampness, who is responsible for dealing with them and action you may be able to take about dampness.

Condensation dampness

Working out if a landlord is responsible for condensation dampness, how you can ensure your lifestyle isn't contributing to the problem and taking action about the problem.

Infestations of pests and vermin

Who is responsible for dealing with infestations, whether the local authority can help, and what you can do if you need help to deal with the problem yourself.

Leak from a neighbouring property

When a landlord is responsible for repairing water damage caused by leaks or floods from a neighbouring property, repeated leaks, and what you can do about damaged belongings.