For most homeowners, finding out your property has damp is usually when it's been left untreated for a while. Many people don’t know the early signs of damp and how to prevent it, and when damp is extreme and spreading throughout your home it can be difficult to contain. Our team receive regular enquiries about what to look out for with rising damp, but what about penetrating damp?
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Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, your insurance will not cover you in the case of a damp problem like rising damp or condensation. This is because damp usually falls under the category of ‘gradual deterioration’, which most buildings, contents and landlord insurance policies do not cover.
A new study from Privilege Home Insurance has revealed that damp is a major issue putting off potential buyers and renters from submitting an offer on a property.