Greengates Builders Merchants

Renters In The North West Suffering In Damp Homes

*The survey by Shelter and YouGov revealed reports from renters that landlords have threatened, harassed or assaulted them, cutting off utilities and entering their homes without permission.

In the last year, the housing charity received almost 17,000 helpline calls from people reporting problems with their landlord.

But Shelter’s director of services, Alison Mohammed, believes that despite the small minority of landlords causing ‘chaos’, there are long-term solutions to consider.

“It’s shocking that a small number of rogue landlords who are exploiting the housing crisis can cause so much havoc and misery in the lives of renters in the North West,” she said.

“The only way to fix the problem long-term is to make renting fit for purpose for the millions of ordinary families searching for a safe and stable home.

One of the ways to make these houses fit for purpose would be to cure the damp problems they hold.

Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire have the solution.

Wykamol Established for over 70 years is the inter­national market leader in the development of products for rising damp, penetrating damp, structural water­pro­ofing and water­pro­ofing membranes.­  These products are not only effective against damp and decay, Wykamol products also offer the highest standards for operatives and building inhabitants – safer for the environment and safer for you.

For more information on the Wykamol Dap Proofing Systems give us a ring at Greengates Builders Merchants 01254 872061 or via the web site:


Information about Shelter was taken from Mancu­ni­an­Matters paper.

Shelter’s free expert advice is available online at shelter.­org.­uk/­advice or through their helpline 0808 800 4444.

Posted in Product news on