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    • loni123
    • By loni123 6th Jan 18, 7:47 PM
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    Mysterious damp patches
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:47 PM
    Mysterious damp patches 6th Jan 18 at 7:47 PM
    Hi everyone,

    This is the first time Iíve ever posted something like this and Iím not hugely clued up on building/roofing etc so please excuse me if Iím not using any terms correctly!

    Basically, we have been renting our house for the past 3 years, itís a terrace which is about 100 years old approx. And built of brick. We have been experiencing a problem with 2 damp patches in the front bedroom since about 6 months into our tenancy. The landlord has been great in that heís sent out builders who have pointed the brickwork in that area, sent out roofers who have double checked the roof and replaced broken slates, and as there was also a problem with condensation and mound he has installed a PIV unit which has completely got rid of that problem. After the PIV unit was installed the damp patches (one at the top near the ceiling and one in the centre of the wall in the corner underneath the other one) dried up and cracks appeared in the wall where it was drying. This was in November, this evening Iíve come upstairs and both damp patches are back and worse than Iíve ever seen them! Itís not rained today so I donít think it is a leak, but there is condensation on the window. Iíve emailed the landlord to tell him (with photos) but Iím at a loss as to what else he can do, other than what he has already done. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? And how it could be remedied, I really want to decorate in here but canít due to this, and beside that it looks a complete mess it has made all the paint blister and go powdery and some of the plaster is now showing through.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated!
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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 6th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
    A roofer needs to attend and get into the loft. Did any roofers go in the loft last time or just replace a few tiles?
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 6th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
    this evening Iíve come upstairs and both damp patches are back and worse than Iíve ever seen them! Itís not rained today so I donít think it is a leak, but there is condensation on the window.
    Originally posted by loni123
    If it has been raining previously, it could have just soaked through.

    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Jan 18, 11:51 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 11:51 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 11:51 PM
    Is the PIV still working?
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