Mould

The Act does not make specific reference to mould, but it does detail requirements about the standard maintenance of a property throughout the agreement.

Fast facts

  • It is the responsibility of the tenant to notify the property manager/owner of any serious/extensive mould problem.
  • If the mould is a result of an issue in the property, such as a roof leak, it is generally the property owner/landlord’s responsibility to clean the mould and make any repairs necessary to maintain the property in good repair.
  • If the tenant caused the mould, they are responsible for its removal and may have to pay for to repair any damage caused.
  • At the first sign of any problem, the property manager/owner and tenant should discuss the issue.

An example of who’s responsible: if the tenant continually allowed steam to build up in the bathroom without proper ventilation and/or regular cleaning, resulting in mould, then the tenant may be liable. If the mould is a result of a structural issue, e.g. a roof leak, then the lessor would be liable for the repairs.

  • Call one of the team today

    to experience professional real estate.
  • 07 3284 2444

The local scenery

  • gallery-01
  • gallery-02
  • JBRE-10 Scarborough Park 1
  • JBRE-11 Scarborough Park 2
  • JBRE-19 Margate Beach 2
  • JBRE-20 Margate Beach 3
  • JBRE-39 Suttons Beach 12
  • JBRE-jettyair2
  • JBRE-Scarborough Point 03
  • JBRE-Seaview Sunset

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
×
MENU