Document Housing Damp & Mould Policy

Housing Damp & Mould Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The policy set out how the Council would deal with instances of mould and damp, and Head of Housing Technical Services advised that it was aimed to take a proactive approach, and set out specific guidance to ensure that damp and mould was managed effectively.


The main aim was to ensure that tenants had a safe home to live in, and any damp and mould was managed effectively so to not cause any long-term damage to the structure of the building.


Open lines of communication with residents would be key to the success of the policy, and all actions would be captured on the NEC housing system.  It was concluded that the policy was recommended for immediate approval without any consultation due to the potential for significant health and safety risks associated with damp and mould.


The Corporate Head of Housing added that it was heavily publicised on the Council’s website and via newsletters about the need for residents to report cases of damp and mould, and monitoring took place of previous reports at properties to check that the issue had not reoccurred.


            Resolved that:


Members approved the Housing Damp and Mould Policy

Report author: Maggie Ward

Publication date: 18/09/2023

Date of decision: 07/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/06/2023 - Housing Committee

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