Damp\Mould on wall

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  1. andyhuk

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    Hi,

    I have been looking at a victorian terrace property as a potential investment.

    It has no central heating and one room has likely not been heated for a very long time and has a wooden window.

    The wall under the window has mould and what looks to be damp as shown in the picture.

    Suspect this may be due to the wooden window and no heat being in the room?

    Could this be caused by anything else? I can find no leaks around the window.

    Presume the plaster will need to be removed and redone once the window replaced and heating in place?

    Would appreciate any advice, suggestions and feedback that may help understand the root cause and remedial action to take.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    • threads merged. please do not duplicate your posts.
    Hi,

    I have been looking at a victorian terrace property as a potential investment.

    It has no central heating and one room has likely not been heated for a very long time and has a wooden window.

    The wall under the window has mould and what looks to be damp as shown in the picture.

    Suspect this may be due to the wooden window and no heat being in the room?

    Could this be caused by anything else? I can find no leaks around the window.

    Presume the plaster will need to be removed and redone once the window replaced and heating in place?

    Would appreciate any advice, suggestions and feedback that may help understand the root cause and remedial action to take.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    there is a source of water low down, under the window.

    Consider giving us additional information, including photos of the outside that show ground level, the DPC, the roof, gutter, downpipes and drains, the sill, and the top of the windowframe.
     
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    These two pictures are the external side of the wall where the damp and mould is showing on the inside.
     

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    This is the top of the wooden window I mentioned previously.

    Also a picture of the external view of the wall showing ground level. The area has a slight slope away from the wall so water runs away from the wall.

    There is a drain on left side of the wall that was blocked, potentially for a long time. The water that came out of this drain should of ran down the slight slope away from the house though.
     

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