Dealing with damp and mould in your home

Damp and mould in your home can be a cause for concern, especially in the colder months. It can cause or worsen respiratory problems, infections, allergies or asthma. It can also affect the immune system, particularly in young children.

It can be difficult to find the exact cause of damp, and it can often lead to the formation of mould.

There can be a number of causes of damp and it is important to identify the underlying causes and what action can be taken.

Further advice can be found in our damp and mould advice leaflet (PDF, 1.4MB).

Private renting

If you are renting the property, please report any serious damp and mould to the housing association, your landlord or letting agent. There may be dedicated information on their websites. Sending a photo of the issues may help identify any repairs required.

If there is no improvement in your rental property or further advice is required, please ensure to make a housing disrepair enquiry:

Housing disrepair enquiry

Further advice

Charitable organisations such as Shelter and CAB also have general advice on dealing with damp and mould.