Condensation can be a major cause of dampness within buildings. This Guidance Note is to assist managing agents who receive queries from leaseholders about condensation. It gives guidance on how to deal with reports from leaseholders about condensation or dampness and when an inspection is required. It should enable you to give general advice and to point leaseholders in the right direction if they want to take further advice.

Quite often it seems the effects of condensation are misinterpreted or thought to arise from rising or penetrating dampness, and so it is essential that a managing agent is able to recognise both of them and be able to explain them to others.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • What Is Condensation?
  • How Does It Occur?
  • Conditions For Condensation
  • Older Homes And Effects Of Modern Methods Of Construction
  • Mould
  • Ways To Control Condensation
  • Controls In Practice
  • Handling A Report Of Dampness From A Resident
  • When The Leaseholder Is Absolutely Insistent That It Is Penetration And Will Not Accept The Managing Agent's/ Property Manager's Evidence Or Reasoning, What Should The Managing Agent/Property Manager Do?
  • When Should An Outside Specialist Be
  • Instructed?

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