Mould in properties is becoming a growing insurance issue

Insurance adjuster checking mould in bathroom

The death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak in a housing association flat has certainly placed the health risks posed by mould firmly in the limelight. Edmund Tirbutt explores the implications of this for the insurance industry.

In November, a coroner ruled that Awaab died from a respiratory condition caused by mould in the one-bedroom flat he lived in, prompting Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and

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