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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Temporary change of postal address for City Homes office

Please send any mail for our Housing team to PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

What to do about condensation

Condensation is a common problem and is caused when moist warm air meets a cold surface such as glass on an outside window.

You can reduce condensation if you:

  • cover pans and open a window when cooking
  • add hot water to cold water in a bath and open a window
  • keep background heating on all the time in winter months
  • ventilate rooms heated by bottled gas and paraffin stoves
  • open windows when you dry washing indoors

For every pint of fuel burnt in a paraffin stove or bottled-gas heater, one pint of moisture is released into the atmosphere.

If mould starts to grow on walls, clean it with an anti-mould cleaner or anti-fungal wash, which can be purchased from hardware stores.

If you still have a problem, and are a council tenant, contact our City Homes office and we will send somebody to inspect your home.