Landlords are required to keep the property in a reasonable state of repair, meet building, health and safety requirements, and ensure all repairs are undertaken within a reasonable time frame.
A tenant may be able to seek compensation from the landlord if mould damages their personal property and the landlord has failed to take reasonable steps.
Property inspections are a good way to check the residence and encourage tenants to immediately report any dampness or leaks and then ensure landlords remedy the issue promptly.
Mould contamination in a home is usually visible and easily identified, however, not all mould is visible, as contamination may be in cavities, behind walls or the ceiling. When a rental property has mould, the owner is required to fix any mould caused by faults in gutters or other fixtures, but the tenant must make sure there is adequate ventilation throughout, to help avoid mould problems during winter.
Real Estates and Property Managers have a Duty of Care to their clients to ensure every residence is free from contamination and provide the client with Peace of Mind.
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