Black mould: The landlord's or tenant's problem? | Page 3 | Discuss

Welcome to the Property Forum where we can share our knowledge & experiences together to become better at what we do.

 Forum Terms & Conditions


Page not looking right? Please CLICK HERE to RELOAD

Enlarge/Change font size here

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —





 

— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Related Related Topics sp_TopicIcon
Black mould: The landlord's or tenant's problem?
17/01/2015
7:47 pm
justiceyearner
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
10/01/2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

No they are not staying at the pub Amy. They have rented a house from another private landlord along the road from the pub. Thing is, online details of their new property (no house number shown) states maximum occupants is 6, there are 7 of them. She may be trying to claim HB, and the rest, as a single parent which she tried to do with me, but I insisted that they both signed. But, it also said no DSS or HB applicants, so maybe the new landlord got the same sob story that she gave me.

17/01/2015
9:26 pm
Patricia A
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 999
Member Since:
12/06/2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

My cooker was brand new when they had it . I got it back absolutely filthy with burnt hamburgers and all sorts still in the grill in 2″ cold fat !! 

17/01/2015
10:49 pm
justiceyearner
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
10/01/2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yuck. Not a pretty sight then, or smell…

My tenants posted on facebook that the oven packed up on them on Christmas day. Can’t check that yet because they have got into debt on the pre-payment meters  Confusedand the energy providor is not being very helpful. They can’t amend their records until I send them an up to date council tax demand showing my eligibility to be liable. Crazy world, or is it just that all the crazy ones seem to come into contact with me? Common denominator…maybe it’s me that’s crazy.

09/11/2016
5:01 pm
Patricia A
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 999
Member Since:
12/06/2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Beth said
As a tenant the problem with dehumidifiers is that they’re expensive to run! I don’t think they can realistically be considered a long term solution

If you buy the right de humidifier it will not cost as much as a tumble dryer I have them in 3 houses that i run so i know the Costs, Tumble dryers make your house wet with water running down the windows. This causes a drop in the temperature in the houses and mold  .

I have a house that did not have a de humidifier and the bedroom windows were pouring with water from the simple task of people breathing in the house and from the two showers in the house and cooking . The house was cold.

I put a de humidifier in . One that automatically switched off when the humidity went below 55%

The air temperature is now higher , there is no water in the air or on the windows and no mold.  

I havent used a  tumble dryers for years.  The de humidifier pulls the water out of the wet laundry . So also does the job of a tumble dryer. Buy a good quality de humiifier. The cheaper ones do not switch off and waste electricity. There is an article on de humiifiers at the top of this thread.

09/11/2016
5:07 pm
Patricia A
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 999
Member Since:
12/06/2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

justiceyearner said
Yuck. Not a pretty sight then, or smell…

My tenants posted on facebook that the oven packed up on them on Christmas day. Can’t check that yet because they have got into debt on the pre-payment meters  Confusedand the energy providor is not being very helpful. They can’t amend their records until I send them an up to date council tax demand showing my eligibility to be liable. Crazy world, or is it just that all the crazy ones seem to come into contact with me? Common denominator…maybe it’s me that’s crazy.

My energy provider will take the word of a tenant over the phone that they left on such and such a date and to close the tenants account. Leaving me to pay some of the tenants  utility bills because they did not actually leave until a month later. The utility company would not take my word on the phone about  the real date the tenant vacated my premises and wanted a letter from the tenant to correct their leaving date . :-)    Oh yeah they gonna do that !  . So now i make all tenants sign a deed of surrender with the date they left. Whether the utility company will accept that with a future problem i do not know yet  

10/11/2016
9:49 am
David Price
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1681
Member Since:
11/10/2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Same with my local council which will take the word of a scummy tenant over a respectable (?) landlord.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 755

Currently Online:
17 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

PaulBarrett: 2897

Mary Latham: 2193

LyndonBaker: 1805

David Price: 1681

Patricia A: 999

DATA CONTROL: 970

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2579

Members: 6461

Moderators: 6

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 3

Topics: 4550

Posts: 31223

Newest Members:

bjdore, nichola1972, casa1862, stubeattie, julietalbot, roymussell

Moderators: SamiiB: 455, News @ Tenant Referencing: 1610, laura: 15, Chloe: 107, lucybarr: 0, jaswhite: 20

Administrators: Paul Routledge: 3418

/* ]]> */