The survey conducted by Earl Kendrick revealed several areas of concern that fall under the Landlord’s repairing covenants outlined in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 Section 11. Based on the findings, the following remedial works were proposed:
Moisture and Condensation Issues: The survey revealed excessive humidity in the property, leading to surface condensation on colder walls, particularly those exposed to unheated spaces. Condensation and spot mould were forming on the inner face of external building elements due to a hindered ventilation regime. Partially operable trickle vents in modern double-glazed windows, combined with the lack of extract ventilation in the kitchen and bathroom, exacerbated the situation.
Potential Overcrowding Impact: Signs of overcrowding, which could contribute to increased moisture generation and support the formation of condensation.
Fire Risk Concerns: Timber finishes on the ceilings and walls were identified as potential fire risks, particularly in the kitchen and entrance hallway. Earl Kendrick suggested immediate removal of the timber cladding due to its combustible nature.
Ventilation and Moisture Control Recommendations: The excessive heat and lack of proper ventilation control within the property allowed increased levels of moisture to circulate, leading to condensation on cooler surfaces like the inner faces of external elements, especially when the heating was turned off. Earl Kendrick recommended implementing better ventilation strategies to address this issue effectively.
By addressing issues related to disrepair, moisture control, and ventilation, Earl Kendrick’s recommendations are set to enhance the overall living conditions of the property and contribute to its long-term sustainability.Contact Us