North Yorkshire Council - Condensation, Mould and Dampness

What we will cover:

  • The different types of dampness - rising, penetrating dampness, hygroscopic salts and condensation, and how to identify them
  • The common causes and the solutions
  • The law affecting dampness and condensation
  • The responsibilities and obligations of the landlord, agent and tenant
  • How to reduce its impact and some of the common misconceptions that both tenants and landlords have regarding condensation
  • The importance of heating, ventilation and thermal insulation
  • Practical issues and worked examples
Who's it for?Landlords
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
FREE for NRLA Members.
FREE for non-members.
Prices include VAT


  • Understand the law around dampness and condensation
  • Identify causes of dampness and condensation
  • How to remove/reduce occurrence of problems


Dampness and condensation are very serious health hazards but is one of the few hazards where the both structural condition of the premises and the tenant's lifestyle are equally important. The private rented sector has the highest incidence of condensation and dampness and is one of the main causes of tenant complaints to councils. There are several causes of dampness and condensation and whilst structural dampness can usually be easily though not necessarily cheaply rectified, condensation is frequently more complex with it’s cause difficult to identify and resolve. This course will provide practical guidance on causes of dampness and condensation, advice to give your tenant and actions a landlord should take to reduce the risk of legal action for condensation.

This training course qualifies for 3 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you

are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status.

NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.

For more details visit the accreditation section on the website.

Suitable for

  • All landlords
  • All letting/managing agents
  • Social Housing professionals
  • Housing Associations