It’s that time of year at City Rental Services when we notice more issues from our student and professional tenants with mould problems.
February is the best time of the year for property landlords in Bristol to check their properties for mould and condensation issues, as this is one of the worst months for issues related to unwanted moisture retention in properties.
City Rental Services is often asked for solution for buy-to-let landlords and tenants, and it’s vital that time is invested on resolving mould and condensation issues effectively.
We advise our landlord to spend time inspecting their property investment portfolio this month, check for mould and condensation – take an anti-mould kit with them on their inspections or ask your maintenance contractor to make these inspections on your behalf.
One of the most effective ways to prevent mould issues in your rented properties in Bristol is to arm your tenants with relevant information: leaflets on how to prevent mould and condensation can be given to each tenant when they complete their tenancy agreement paperwork and move into a property or during the course of the tenancy.
You as a property owner can, or arrange for, de-moulding and redecoration as necessary.
You may want to install better ventilation systems, a fan in the bathroom, a condensating tumble dryer. Check the windows open properly and have locking stays for safety.
To find out more about the differences between mould, condensation and damp in rented properties in Bristol, please visit here.
We’ve also written a blog post about top tips on Winter maintenance of rented properties which might be useful – please visit here for details.
To find out more about the common causes of condensation, please visit this blog post we wrote specifically on it at the end of last year here.
If you’re looking for advice on rented property in Bristol, please call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.