Damp,mould and disrepair- Professional Advice Please
08/05/2011 3:41 pm
Can any Housing Professional please give me their in put on this case?
We are local authority tenants with a secured tenancy and have been complaining on several times about damp in our property, appearing in bedrooms and black mould as a result have also started to growing on walls and ceiling of the kitchens and bedrooms.
Our housing officer recently visited and dismissed this as condensation and has placed the blame down to our lifestyle choice basically saying it is our responsibility to provide more effective heating and ventilation and that they will not be taking any further actions to investigate or remedy this.
We obviously disagree with this as we are wusing our heating and we are not "drying our washing inside the flat". We are concerned that mould is starting to grow on daughters bedroom wall.
We dont feel we have been treated correctly and don think our housing officer acted right. Do you agree?
Also do you haveany advice for us? Is there any laws protecting us ? and what can we do.
Our friends have told us this is a disrepair and we can take legal action? can any professional people please give us advise on this?