Damp, mould and condensation

How to deal with severe mould and damp

If you're heating and ventilating your home properly and still dealing with ongoing damp or mould issues, you should take action to protect your health and the health of anyone you live with.

Identify the cause of damp and mould

Sometimes the cause of damp and mould is easy to identify, such as a leaking roof or gutters.

Sometimes it's not clear why damp and mould are occurring in your home. You may need to speak to a damp specialist if you don't know what is causing the problem. Damp specialists can identify the cause of damp and mould, and recommend how to fix it.

Get help if you're a private or social housing tenant

If you're a private or social housing tenant, you should report issues with damp and mould to your landlord or housing association as soon as possible. Make sure you tell them about:

  • Repairs needed to your home.
  • Impact of damp and mould on your health.
  • Damage to furniture and belongings.

Landlords have a duty to carry out any required repairs within a reasonable time. If your landlord does not deal with your complaint, you can report the issue to our Housing Standards Team by:

Get help if you're a Rochdale Boroughwide Housing tenant

If you're a Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) tenant, you can report damp and mould on their website.

Report damp, condensation and mould to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Get help if you're a homeowner

If you own or have a mortgage on your home, it's still important to deal with damp or mould.

We may be able to support you with home improvements if you own your home. To find out what help is available, email us with your full name, address and details of the repairs or home improvements needed.

Email strategichousing@rochdale.gov.uk for support with repairs and home improvements

Financial support and guidance

The rising cost of basic goods, including food and energy bills, is something you should not have to face on your own.

We're working with partners to offer you help with home improvements, bills and saving money.


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