Building Survey – Housing Disrepair Survey – Third Floor Apartment – Margate

mould on the ceiling and top of the wall in an apartment. above a window with a sheer white curtain

Collier Stevens were asked by the tenants of this flat to assess issues of dampness and condensation. They were hoping to take action against their landlord and an expert report was required.

Our inspection found that the flat was suffering condensation as a result of inadequate and broken ventilation.  

Water had been allowed to leak through the flat because the shower was broken and the landlord’s remedy of taking the shower out left our client with no adequate washing facilities.  

We provided a CPR35 compliant report which detailed the landlord’s failure to keep the property in a good state of repair as required by section 11 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985.

Section 11 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 says that the landlord must keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling house. They must also keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling house for the supply of water, gas, electricity, sanitation, space heating, and heating water.

Collier Stevens is often asked to help in condensation and damp problems – often in relation to landlord / tenant disputes – here’s another article, this time from the landlord’s perspective, looking at advice on a condensation dispute

Whether you are a homeowner, tenant, or a landlord, if you have concerns about damp in your property, we can assess and provide a report outlining what the issues are caused by and how to remedy them. 

An expert report can be written if you require evidence for a claim. 

Get in touch if you need a house disrepair survey, or expert services, and advice for damp problems in Margate or the surrounding area.

Take a look at another case study on a recent building survey we have completed, here.

About the Surveyor
Steve Way - Collier Stevens


Steven Way BSc MIHEEM MFPWS MRICS is the Practice Principal and is a Chartered Building Surveyor. With over 35 years as a practicing surveyor, Steve has a wealth of experience and expertise in both residential and commercial building surveying, party wall advice and disabled access auditing. He has also built his reputation as an expert witness.