How you can get hundreds compensation for mould in your home from your landlord… – The Sun

FAMILIES forced to live in mouldy homes could get hundreds of pounds in compensation from their landlord. 

It’s estimated that a staggering 1.9million rented households are living with hazards that pose a serious risk to tenants’ health and safety.

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Charity Shelter has said the worsening housing crisis is making millions of people sick.

Its stark research found that 26% of all renters are affected by damp and mould.

The charity has warned that the government must “get a grip” on the housing crisis. 

Polly Neate, chief executive at Shelter, said: “Millions of renters are living in homes that make them sick because they are mouldy, cold, unaffordable and grossly insecure.”

New rules came into effect last year which should help tenants battling for better living conditions.

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into force in March 2020 and means landlords must make sure their properties meet certain standards. 

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