Watch to find out the top three actions you can take to protect your rental property!

Damp is a common issue, particularly over the winter months. Everyday activities like showering or drying clothes create moist air. When that air has nowhere to go, it can seep into the walls, leading to unsightly marks and mould – and tenant complaints.

But what are the differences between damp, mould and condensation? And how can you identify the cause early and avoid further problems developing in your property?

To help you understand how to prevent the development of damp, mould and condensation, our landlord insurance partner, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has put together a short video.

Visit Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance’s expert guide to learn more about how you can identify and treat damp, mould and condensation before it damages your property and becomes an unwanted expense.

Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has also put together a helpful advice sheet to assist your tenants in identifying and managing the effects of damp, mould and condensation.

For further guidance on getting your property ready for the winter months visit Get winter ready – everything you need to protect your property.


  1. Ha Ha! Have these people never had real tenants? Telling tenants with 2 or 3 kids in a terraced house to open their windows and hang washing outside in a northern winter is like suggesting they go the moon for their holidays. Even suggesting opening a window for ventilation in winter is met with a blank refusal due to the price of heating. Just how naive are these Hamilton Fraser people?

  2. Spot on
    Tenants complain about mould but they won’t open a window
    Extractor fans are often covered over with plastic

    But hey. The landlord didn’t tell me what to do. Play dumb it always works

  3. I have experienced terrible condensation and mould with tenants in the past. They always blame me as their landlord and I have always had to repaint again and again to keep them happy. I have found a written guide to mould and condensation online. When a tenant signs a new tenancy with me, they also sign a guide on condensation and mould prevention too. It has brought a much better relationship and understanding of this big problem.

  4. In my case it is the scum landlord. Roof tiles missing water seeping in over god knows how many years doesn’t fix it. Penetrating damp. Mould throughout house all walls. Front door has cold air blowing through due to gap in wood might as well be open. I’ll be glad when I have money to buy house and report the test to the council with a expert mould report in the post to environmental health department just so they can’t use the old exercise of blaming the tenant for drying clothes which is expected.


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