Determining responsibility for mould in a rental property in Orange NSW and Bathurst NSW can be complex. Here are some key points to consider:

Dampness and Moisture: The first step is to identify the cause of the moisture issue leading to mould growth. Common causes include condensation, penetrating damp, or rising damp. If you notice signs of dampness or mould, report it to your landlord immediately in writing, providing evidence of the complaint.

Landlord’s Responsibility: Landlords have a duty to provide safe and habitable housing. If the moisture issue is due to an underlying repair problem, such as leaking pipes or structural failures, the landlord is responsible for fixing it within a reasonable timeframe. This may involve repairs, replacement of damaged materials, and damp-proofing. Landlords should also consider regular mould inspections and respond promptly to any reports of damp or mould.

Tenant’s Responsibility: Tenants have a responsibility to maintain the property and prevent mould growth through proper ventilation and cleanliness. If the mould issue is caused by the tenant’s negligence or failure to notify the landlord in a timely manner, the tenant may be held liable for the remediation costs.

Legal Action: If the landlord fails to address the mould issue or disputes their responsibility, tenants may consider legal action to order necessary repairs or seek compensation. However, legal proceedings can be costly and time-consuming.

Communication and Cooperation: Both landlords and tenants should maintain open communication and work together to address and prevent mould issues. Landlords should encourage tenants to report problems promptly, and tenants should take proactive measures to reduce moisture and maintain cleanliness.

It’s important to note that specific laws and regulations may vary, so it’s advisable to consult local tenancy laws and seek legal advice if needed.

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