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Letter template: Tell a private landlord about damp

Copy and paste our template into an email to your landlord or agent:

[Use the subject: Damp and mould]

I am the tenant at [your address].

I have recently noticed damp and mould in the property.

Description of the problem: [give details - where the damp is and any mould growth]

This affects my health and wellbeing because [give details, for example if you have asthma or if there's damage to your belongings].

Government guidance for all landlords says you should take damp and mould seriously and arrange an inspection as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you.

You can also send it as an email attachment or through the post.

You can ask your letting agent for your landlord's details to get in touch with them directly.

Last updated: 1 October 2023

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