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Hi guys


I rent a 2 bedroom house with my partner and 2 children 1 being 3 years old and other being 9 weeks.


I pay full rent and work full time but having an issue with these idiots at the moment


I called them out to acess the damp to see what they can do as im sick of scrubbing the walls and re painting them he messes about with this laser tool i asked him what he was doing and he says it will tell him how cold the walls was he was doing this for 20 minutes


hoping he came to a solution for us his only solution was to keep my heating on 24 hours a day 7 days a week


What a stupid solution when i asked him are they going to pay my gas bill he just laughed


really annoyed this is one of the worst people i have had a home off nothing but hassle from day one they have never done any work on this place from day 1 of living here 5 years

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Hi ice


How many times have you previously reported this to the HA?


The individual the came out were they a Housing Officer/Clerk of Works and did you get their name?

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The issuebis down to poor insulation or no insulation in the cavity

Or there is no cavity at all


When a window steams up it is the warm air inside meeting with the cold air outside


So if your wall are cold they will condensate as you found out

Correct insulation is the way forwards

Increasing temperature does also help


As does minimising making any damp eg cover pots don't dry washing inside use bathroom extractor when taking a shower ect


It may be that the energy company's will do free insulation or at least a survey witch will enable you to take this further with the housing

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any advice given is based on experience and learnt from this site :-)

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Unfortunately, 4 people in a 2 bed house is going to cause a lot of condensation, which will collect on cold surfaces such as windows and internal brick/plaster walls. Normally it is not so bad if the walls are plasterboarded. I have a Victorian house so experience this a lot.


If it is damp it will generally appear more low down on the walls or would be related to leaking gutters or drain pipes.


As others have suggested, check whether the house is insulated properly and reduce the creation of moisture in the house by using pan lids, extractor fans, etc.


I bought a dehumidifier which helped and is cheaper to run than the heating. I got a Meaco DDL8 Junior as it works well at lower temperatures. Some humidifiers do not work very well below 15C.

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