Damp coming through dry lining

wafubustard

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I am looking at a place which for the money is very good however in one of the cupboards is black mold.
The cupboard has no ventilation and it looks like the outside wall has a crack under a gutter where water could get in.
Downstairs there is damp next to the window which is showing on the dry lining.

The building seems to be of concrete construction with a thin render. I cannot see any bubbles in the render.

Does this sound like a night mare waiting to happen or not too much trouble which could be sorted with an air brick and a repair of the gutter and render?

I cannot repair it with a gallon of 4 star and a couple of swan vestas as Mrs Wb would then do the same to me.

Thanks for your help.
 

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I am looking at a place which for the money is very good however in one of the cupboards is black mold.
The cupboard has no ventilation and it looks like the outside wall has a crack under a gutter where water could get in.
Downstairs there is damp next to the window which is showing on the dry lining.

The building seems to be of concrete construction with a thin render. I cannot see any bubbles in the render.

Does this sound like a night mare waiting to happen or not too much trouble which could be sorted with an air brick and a repair of the gutter and render?

I cannot repair it with a gallon of 4 star and a couple of swan vestas as Mrs Wb would then do the same to me.

Thanks for your help.
Sawdust, bucket of.

@wafubustard In all seriousness and having dealt with this kind of thing before, there is one lesson I would share with you.

Check the flooring and joists. If water has got in, depending how long it has been and if it's low down or even if there's no sign of it low down, the slow damage that it can do to your floor joists is horrific. If it's in a cupboard, I'd cut an inspection hatch and look underneath.
 
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hicky

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Our builder is a close friend and damp specialist and has worked on my previous house and current(first being solid wall and the latter normal cavity construction).
On survey the home owner has to give permission to lift flooring etc to get a better idea if you get a damp specialist guy in, often they're self serving so shop around.
Is it a solid wall construction ie no cavity?
Black mould on dry lining sounds like they've got a cold spot and drying clothes in the house, cooking with no pan lids, not opening windows causes this very very often.
The guttering won't help, render is a fecking nightmare for damp and to trace.
 
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