Who is Responsible for Mould in a Rental Property?

Dampness, mould and mildew can be a big problem for rental homes at this time of year and especially for homes in Auckland which is renowned for having very damp and wet winters.  So it’s not uncommon in our experience for disputes to arise between Landlords and Tenants as to whose responsibility it is. Put simply it is both the Landlords and the Tenants responsibility.
 
There are many causes so the best approach to combating this common problem is prevention.
 
Landlords

Check for leaking pipes and blocked gutters
Insulating the property
Providing window stays to encourage Tenants to open

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