Iím new here and just have a question regarding the flat I am renting.
I am renting a one bedroom flat which is actually just the downstairs of a converted house and we have a huge problem with mould/damp in the bedroom. The problem is confined to the only external wall in the room.
The landlord has arranged for a builder to come round to check if it was damp and see what could be done. The builder said that it was not damp but simply mould due to there being too much moisture in the air. Due to the lack of air flow and the temperature in the room being too low.
Now we canít do anything about the temperature of the room being too low because our boiler does not have a timer and having the heating on all day whilst we are in work would be impractical and expensive.
The landlord has since come round with a dehumidifier and this certainly seems to be taking alot of moisture out of the air.
However the dehumidifier has to be on for up to 12 hours a day to make a real difference and this is also going to cost us a fortune on our electric bill.
My question is, legally who should pay for the bill?
We currently pay the bills aswell as our rent but surely we are paying that for a liveable house, if the house is damp then itís the land lordís job to fix it?! If there is going to be a constant charge to fix the house why should we have to pay?!
Anyway thanks for taking the time to read this and any help you could give would be great.