Damp Proofing Question

I have discovered a damp smelling wet patch in upstairs bedroom carpet.

The wall is against our neighbours house and the wet patch in on the carpet next to the skirting board. The house next door is empty and for sale. The wall is dry but cold. Can you shed some light on this please? We noticed it by smell first.

3 Answers

firstly have a look at the guttering,roof, or any overflow pipes,

Answered 23rd Oct 2011

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

squatters may be living next door and using it as a toilet

Answered 23rd Oct 2011


Member since 7 Jun 2008

It could be a burst or leaking pipe that is running under the floor. Certainly, I would suggest contacting the selling agent to advise that there possibly might be a leak of some sorts within the empty property and to ask if someone can come out and inspect it ASAP. Try to give as much detail to the selling agent as possible and make sure you follow up on the problem. The last thing you want is wet rot within the timbers that could potentially turn into dry rot.

Answered 24th Oct 2011

Wise Property Care

Member since 21 Oct 2011

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