Dear Barry, I am a relatively new landlord (2 years in) in Belfast. I've been pretty lucky in that I've had great tenants, but a recurring problem in the property is mould on ceilings. The house is relatively old but has been fully refurbed (including a damp proof course - so I know it's not damp at least!) and the place was freshly repainted before my first tenants moved in. They assure me, and I believe them, that they are opening windows regularly and there is an extractor fan in the bathroom. Yet we have instances of mould on the bedroom ceilings and walls - not loads, but enough to look unsightly for a house freshly painted 2 years ago! What can I do to further ensure the house stays mould free during the next tenancy? Thanks in advance, Tighearnan.
Hi, I'm Barry Corscaden and I've worked in Residential Lettings, Sales and Property Management for 20 years during which I have spent a lot of time sharing my thoughts and insights on the property market in Belfast. I have two decades' experience in letting homes to thousands of people. I've learnt that new, experienced and aspiring landlords alike appreciate honest, practical investment, sales and management advice, and I'm always happy to provide it.
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