Originally Posted by The Student
At what point do tenants actually act like adults. I have lived in houses built in 1940's (original corpo houses) and now live in a house built in the mid 1970's. None of them had vents in the bedrooms. I have insulated my current house and don't suffer with damp or mould.
How is it that tenants can live in exactly the same types of houses and they have damp and mould while others don't. Could it be the way they are acting rather than the construction of the property?
It never ceases to amaze me how it never seems to be the tenants fault but it is always the landlords fault.
Assuring you we ( tenants) are not always like that! I had my own dehumidifier in two houses that had black mould no matter how much air there was. And I love open doors and windows.
The worst rental was an old cottage where everything acquired damp and mould, and the wind came in through the slatted bedroom ceiling.
One night there was an almighty deluge and water came up through the stone flags in the kitchen.. They had been laid on the bare earth we learned, The landlord tried to blame us, saying it was a blocked gutter, but I had cleared those and kept them clear,
The agent agreed I could evacuate as an emergency. She was a JP.
By then there were three inches of water in the kitchen and the dogs were.... doing doggy paddle.
When the landlord realised I had left, he called my family begging me to return. Then got nasty when we said NO WAY. Started the blame game..
There are good guys and bad guys on both sides. Always have been and always will be.