Understanding the Causes of Damp in Your Home

Dampness in homes is a persistent issue that can lead to not only physical damage but also health concerns. It is especially noticeable in winter. Identifying the causes of damp is the first step toward creating a dry and healthy living environment. 

If mould is not dealt with quickly it could cause health issues for the tenants and legal issues for the landlord.

Mould and damp can be prevented by quality equipment and proper installation of ventilation.

Reactive Maintenance

VENTI are here to help and advise if you have problems with condensation, damp or mould. We can support by offering specification, sales and delivery of our products. Installation will by carried out by reputable electricians.


Retrofitting Energy Efficient Measures

Studies have shown that 80% of the homes that will be in use in 2050 are already built. To hit net zero carbon targets for 2050 there will need to be an ambitious retrofit of insulation and heating equipment. Ventilating these properties will be essential.

Who has the responsibility of dealing with mould, the tenant or landlord?

In the UK, the responsibility for removing mould depends on the cause of the mould growth. The terms should be outlined in the tenancy agreement. Failure to repair the issues can result in illness and the tenants leaving. Here’s a general guideline:


  • Structural Issues: If the mould is caused by structural issues. Such as leaks, dampness, or poor construction, it is typically the landlord’s responsibility to address and rectify these problems.
  • Pre-existing Conditions: Landlords are responsible for ensuring that the property is in a habitable condition at the start of the tenancy. If mould is present when the tenant moves in, it is generally the landlord’s responsibility to resolve the issue.



  • Condensation and Lifestyle Factors: If mould growth is a result of condensation or lifestyle factors. Such as not ventilating the property adequately, failing to report leaks promptly, or drying clothes indoors without proper ventilation, tenants may be responsible for addressing and preventing mould growth.
  • Routine Cleaning and Maintenance: Tenants are responsible for routine cleaning and maintaining the property to prevent conditions that could lead to mould growth.