“At Bonnar Accident Law we were all devastated to hear of the tragic death of the toddler Anwaab Ishak due to exposure to mould from living in a damp housing association property. Our thoughts are with his family. We can only hope that both private and public sector landlords now take notice of the huge problem that still exists with dampness and mould growth in rental properties and take steps to rectify problems as soon as they are identified. If you live in Scotland and do have a problem with living with dampness and mould in a rented property and it is affecting your health please get in touch for advice. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with any cases in the rest of the United Kingdom.”
Illness caused by damp and mould, Scotland
If your rented accommodation in Scotland has got damp and mould and you or a family member have become ill as a result, you may be able to make claim for damp against your Local Authority or private landlord.
Damp will typically occur in a room which is warm, moist and highly humid. If damp builds up in your house and you report it to the Council or your landlord but they fail to rectify the problem you may be able to make a claim for damp. If the damp builds up to a certain level it could become toxic.
Are you suffering because of damp and mould in your home?
It is well established that there are health risks associated with mould spores which have been identified as source of health problems such as respiratory problems, infections, allergies and other debilitating medical conditions. Mould produces allergens and irritants and in some cases toxins that may cause reactions in humans.
Typical health problems include:
Shortness of breath
If you have any of these symptoms for any period of time it is important that you speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
What we can do to help you and your family
Bonnar Accident Law has handled hundreds of dampness compensation claims against Local Authorities and private landlords throughout Scotland only. We are dampness claim experts We will manage your claim and make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your and your family’s illness and any damage to your personal effects.