The expectations when you move to a new place are peace and harmony; however these expectations end up as catastrophe.
No matter how good one place renovated, people will have the urge to “make it theirs”. But in some occasions, the new resident may feel the need to desperately renovate and organise the property.
Peeling off the wall paint. It is not only unsightly, but also dangerous. There are different reasons for these issues: leaks, low quality materials, bad base. If you are new to the building or even if you have lived there for a long time, check your tenancy agreement to see how this issue is sorted in it (i. e. whose responsibility is the maintaining of the building when it comes to major renovation – yours or landlord’s).
Mould. Although you may not notice it in the moment it appears, you need to take measures to remove it as soon as possible. It’s not only looks awful, but mould is a perfect place for bacteria that can cause chronic lung illnesses, problems with the throat and respiratory tract infections. Some moulds can be removed with bleach in spray bottle, just put it on the area but be very careful because it may damage some fabrics. Find out more.
Insufficient lightning. If you can make remodelling to open a couple of more windows – ok, but if this won’t work or you don’t own the place, try to play with the colours and the artificial illumination. More lights or lighter walls and furniture – even if you place one beige cover on the dark gray sofa, you will notice enormous change. Try, only you can find out what works best in your case.
Roof repairs. Having a faulty roof is often the reason for leaks, mould and drafts and we recommend getting this fixed as soon as possible. Get in touch with a local roofing contractor to discuss their prices and their next availability. It is likely that they will have to visit the property before quoting as they will have to assess the damage and what it will take to repair the roof.