If you rent your home, major repairs are usually the responsibility of your landlord. This includes repairs to the structure and exterior of the property, heating and hot water installations, and sanitary installations. Your landlord is probably a business person renting out property as an investment for their future or retirement. They know it is in their own interests as well as yours to keep the property in good order so if you have a problem talk to the landlord, discuss the problem in a fair and reasoned manner and give them time to react to points raised.
Dampness is generally a problem with the fabric of the building and will need to be addressed by your landlord, however condensation and mould problems are usually a combination of lifestyle and ventilation problems, you the tenant can go a long way towards keeping thes problems at bay - read our condensation section before you start complaining...the answer could be to do your lifestyle!!
Hazards can arise in the home because of its design, wear and tear, or a lack of maintenance. The most common hazards involve:
In general it is the landlords responsibility to check and ensure the property is maintained as a warm and safe environment for the people who live there. The landlord may also need to take into account the requirements of tenants with special needs.
Not all problems are the fault of your landlord, dampness in walls can lead to condensation and mould problems but often condensation and black spot mould can be the result of the tenants lifestyle, certain things you do can have a major affect on the property. To make sure it is not something you are doing which is causing problems within property see our condensation page and familiarise yourself with the causes of condensation and Mould problems. Condensation Page
Any problems in rented property which could be a hazard should be brought to the attention of your landlord. Your landlord should be given a reasonable amount of time to put things right. It is always best to talk with your landlord first and have a chance to exchange views but if your landlord doesn't do anything to improve the situation, you can contact an environmental health officer at your local council, who can take action against your landlord to enforce the required improvements.
If you have any health issues that are affected by the conditions in which you are living i.e. mould, mildew, condensation problems or poor air quality. Send your landlords contact details to us and we will send out a brochure to inform and educate them as to what is available and at what price (we will automatically send you a copy too). Sometimes people bury their heads in the sand when they could sort out the problem easily and cost effectively. The information we send can sometimes be just the solution they are looking for, and action is often quick to follow. Contact us.
If you think you have a problem and would like some expert advice why not talk to a fully vetted and accredited Which? magazine TRUSTED TRADER where you know you will receive an honest and fair appraisal of your problem and a highly competitive price if any work is needed!
Whatever your thoughts, questions or concerns may be, everything starts from a first step, the first step in this case is to get in touch, we will send a friendly helpful surveyor to you. You are then free to run your thoughts and ideas past him, he will sit down, chat with you and tell you whether what you want to do is practical and possible, if there are any more practical or cost effective alternatives you may not have thought of and give you an approximate cost for your project. We realise you may need a little help to decide what is possible, so we provide this service free of charge and with no obligation - except perhaps a coffee while we chat!
We have teams covering the north-east however we can also assist nationwide. The areas we cover are shown below:
Covering but not limited to: Bedlington, Cramlington, Hexham, Morpeth, Northumberland, Tynedale.
Covering but not limited to: Gateshead, Gosforth, Heaton, Jesmond, Low Fell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Shields, North Tyneside South Shields, South Tyneside, Team Valley, Tynemouth, Whickham, Whitley Bay.
Covering but not limited to: Boldon, Sunderland, Washington.
Covering but not limited to: Barnard Castle, Bishop Aukland, Chester-le-street, Consett, Crook, Durham, Sedgefield, Stanley, Wear Valley.
So pleased I found this Company!
Very impressed with the range of professional services & product delivery provided. With a number of house issues promptly identified and rectified I feel like my home has been given a new lease of life! Can without reservation recommend Mike and the team as they give an excellent standard of work, value for money and do go that extra mile to get you sorted.
Reliable and pleasant
Reliable and very pleasant to deal with. We encountered some unusual and unexpected obstacles with the work on my house and Mike dealt with everything, going beyond the extra mile until the job was completed. You can trust this firm and I shall certainly call on them again if I need any other work.
A very friendly, professional service.
An experienced surveyor, visited the property promptly and the work was done by quality tradesmen who left the property redecorated and tidy. I wouldn’t hesitate to use this company for any further work that may arise in the future. It is also reassuring that you can always speak to someone when you phone, unlike many businesses who use answer machines.