Increase in Legal Cases Against Social Landlords For Mould Claims

Increase in legal cases against social landlords for mould, It’s not always easy to prove who is responsible for resolving problems with damp and mould in social housing properties. This is because it can be difficult to find the exact cause of damp. Tenants of housing associations could contact the local authority’s Environmental Health department.…

Is there mould in your rental property inventory?

Mould and mildew in properties are serious concerns for landlords and housing associations. Failure to deal with mould can lead to serious health problems for tenants, can cause damage to a property and can leave a landlord open to legal action and a large bill if not dealt with. What is mould? Mould is a…

Water Utilities aiming to become carbon net-zero

Understanding what energy assets are using or wasting, will help Water Utilities towards becoming carbon net-zero and offer substantial cost savings. The government recently announced its intention to set in law a world-leading climate change target, which will require significant effort across all sectors of the economy including the Water Utilities industry to become carbon…

Matrix+ the wireless and battery vibration monitoring system FAQ

What does the Matrix+ Vibration system do? The sensors monitor for vibration levels at high speed and will count the amount of ‘vibration events’ over a given period. When the sensor reports into the CDLSmartHub™ , alerts can be generated via sms/email to configured recipients. Each sensor can be named in the platform which will…

Vibration monitoring and IoT

Vibration monitoring and IoT  CDL has a long heritage of monitoring for vibration events, applications have been wide and varied to say the least. From monitoring the effects of waves on a Lighthouse in Cornwall, to monitoring for potentially damaging vibration levels on a 4.6 billion Year old meteorite at the Natural History museum. More regular applications include mainly monitoring construction…

Damp Social Housing, a Nightmare for Tenants and Landlords!

The Damp “Stats” and Why You Should Read On Nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks, and damage in their council homes. Local authorities in England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees. The latest local government budget data shows £1.7bn a year earmarked for maintaining and repairing council…

Combating covid: embracing smart technology to measure indoor air quality

Combating covid: embracing smart technology to measure indoor air quality The unrelenting march of the Covid pandemic has had a monumental impact on employee working conditions. While there is a proportion of the workforce who can effectively work from home, there are still large numbers of employees who have to work on site: everywhere from…