New Legal Requirements for
Around 6 million UK homes are affected by damp, condensation and mould problems, with a significant impact on the health of vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions. To improve housing quality, the UK government has introduced laws and regulations such as the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and Energy Efficiency Regulations, which require landlords to address dampness, mould and excess cold and improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Local authorities have powers to issue improvement notices or carry out remedial works in cases where landlords fail to address these issues.
In 2023, proposed amendments to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill will introduce “Awaab’s Law” mandating landlords to fix reported health hazards within specified time frames. The changes will form part of the tenancy agreement, allowing tenants to hold landlords accountable if they fail to provide a safe and healthy environment. These amendments aim to drive up standards in the sector and hold landlords responsible for the service they provide to tenants. It is the responsibility of landlords to ensure the safety and well-being of tenants in their properties, and addressing damp, condensation and mould problems is a crucial aspect of fulfilling this responsibility.
Ebac have a dedicated team to help Landlords deals with this new legislation and help them implement cost effective solutions to prevent problems in their rental properties.
Ventilation systems aren’t just a
legal requirements, they are a
good business decision
Proper ventilation is not only a legal requirement, but also a smart business decision, especially for landlords. Inadequate ventilation can lead to various issues, including dampness, mould, and condensation, which can cause serious damage to a property, ultimately reducing its value.
Let time and money will be spent on maintenance and repairs resulting from poor ventilation. To the point where after a few years the systems invariably pay for themselves.
Contact our team om 0333 880 3427 to discuss more about ventilation for tenant properties and the deals we can offer.
Such issues can cause significant health problems for tenants, leading to complaints and even legal action. Ventilation systems, such as MVHR and DHR, are designed to provide fresh, filtered air to a property, improving indoor air quality, and reducing the risk of these problems occurring. As such, landlords who invest in ventilation systems are protecting their properties and the well-being of their tenants, ultimately safeguarding their business interests. Call us for advice on guidance on your property portfolio.