Hi all Thanks for reading and hopfuly helping!
Well i have a groundfloor one bedflat and the bed room is quite damp and did have mould growing on the inside of the exterior wall, which i have now cleaned. It went up most of the wall but only on the outside wall and was worse at the bottom. also found mould on the underside of the bed ( which i have now had to bin and get a new one ).
I use a crystal water trap which takes a few weeks to fill. ( no idea if that helps you guys ).
Now im leaning towards the idea that its penetrating damp! As i have taken a look around the outside of the flat and there is a DPC membrane about 8' from ground level. But i think that its to do with the soil from the garden outside the bedroom window, the neighbour has turned about 2ft of soil against the wall.
I dont think its rising damp as its restricted to the one wall, could be condensation but the rest of the flat is damp but not as bad, i think its more likely that the rest of the flat is getting damp due to the bedroom.
now this is really getting annoying! as im sure you can imagine. if this is penetrating damp is it worth coating the exposed wall with a waterproof coating and digging the soil away from the wall and coating it with some sort of heavier duty chemical coat? ( Would a rubber sealant do? ) or would it be a case of digging the soil away and puting something against the wall so the soil cant sit against it?
The only trouble i have is that the garden isnt mine it belongs to the flat above me!