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Dampness in Homes

Dampness can appear in a number of homes and can be caused by faults in the structure, not enough heating, not enough insulation, not enough ventilation or the way the house is used. Dampness can lead to mould growth which can make breathing problems worse.

Who to contact about dampness

For problems relating to dampness in housing, contact Environmental Health. Where it relates to a private rented property, the tenant may need to take the matter to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber.

For information on dealing with condensation in homes, please see our pdf icon Information Sheet [31kb].