What is housing disrepair?

Housing disrepair London’s experienced solicitors reiterate that your landlord is required by law to keep your home safe and operational if you live in a council flat, social housing, or a housing association property. It is the duty of the landlord to ensure that tenants may safely and comfortably reside in the rental home when it deteriorates or needs repairs.

Housing disrepair usually consists of the following issues:

  • Mould or damp problems
  • Pest infestations
  • Leaks & water damage
  • Broken heating systems
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Internal deterioration
  • Gutters, drains, pipes & structural
  • Broken kitchen & bathroom fittings

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What are the responsibilities of a landlord?

Landlords are always responsible for making necessary repairs as soon as they become aware that the property is uninhabitable or dangerous, as part of their duty to make sure that your property is safe and functional.

  • Your property’s structure and exterior, such as the roof, walls and windows
  • Sanitary fittings such as baths, sinks and basins, this also includes pipes and drains
  • Heating and water systems
  • Gas appliances
  • Ventilation
  • Electrical wiring

Your landlord is prohibited by law from demanding that you pay for any of the repairs listed above, and they are solely responsible for them. If your lease allows it, your landlord might be held liable for future repairs that you agree to.

When is it appropriate to file a housing disrepair claim?

If your landlord refuses to take care of a property with housing disrepair problems that they are responsible for, you may be able to make a claim against them. To be eligible to submit a claim, you must first notify your landlord about the disrepair, and provide evidence as proof. You can pursue compensation if your landlord fails to make repairs within reasonable

You can file a housing disrepair claim during your tenancy or after it has ended, but you must do so within six years of providing notice to your landlord about the problem. Personal injury claims must be submitted within three years after being provided notification.

It’s critical to note that your landlord may not be held responsible for damages you cause through carelessness or misconduct. Because, as a general rule, if you’ve used a letting agent or your landlord is an individual we can’t assist you, we don’t take private landlord claims now.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Wayne B

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

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Wayne Test Funny

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

Ashley Y

Council Tenant

We had been waiting for 12 months for the damp to be repaired by the council but got nowhere. We were told by a friend that this company could help and within 6 months we received compensation for damages & all the damp and mould was removed.

Liam M

Council Tenant

My flat was repaired in time for my child’s birth and I received rent refunds and compensation. The team were very helpful and understanding of my dangerous situation.

What am I entitled to compensation for?

When you submit a claim for disrepair, the court can order your landlord to make the necessary repairs. You may also be compensated for a variety of reasons, such as:

Damage to belongings – If you live in a home with significant repairs that have caused property damage or the loss of items, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any losses incurred as a result of the poor condition of your home. You can also request payment for architectural and structural damages resulting from landlord-initiated repair work.

Financial loss – You may be able to seek compensation if you incurred financial damage as a result of your landlord’s carelessness in dealing with issues. If you are in arrears, this will have an impact on your case.

Personal injury – If you have been hurt as a result of your landlord’s carelessness, you may file a personal injury claim. This might include respiratory issues due to damp or mould, injuries from slipping or tripping hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other sorts of injuries. We can help with medical records, expert testimony, and court action proceedings.

Inconvenience – compensation for inconveniences such as general disruption to your daily life, not being able to use your home or having to wait for repairs to be carried out.

What is the procedure for filing a claim for housing disrepair?

We currently specialize in claims against your local council, local authority, social housing, and housing associations; unfortunately, we are unable to accept complaints from renters against private landlords.

Because the procedure of filing a claim against your landlord is time-consuming, you’ll want the assistance of an attorney. If you want to file a claim, the first thing you should do is consult with an expert about your position to see whether it qualifies for one.

Before you can file a housing conditions claim, you must complete the Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Conditions Claims. The pre-action procedure outlines a number of tasks that you must complete before filing your claim. You may be fined at a later point in the litigation process if you do not follow these steps. Attempting to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution and submitting

If your landlord does not respond to your letter of claim, or if the response is unsatisfactory, you can take legal action by submitting an application to the county court.

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How can we help you file a claim for housing disrepair?

We understand how terrible and stressful it is to live in a home that requires repair, which is why we’re here to assist. Our legal staff has significant experience handling disrepair claims as well as personal injury claims. You may get the assistance and compensation you deserve with their help.

The complexity of housing disrepair situations makes it critical that you obtain assistance from a lawyer. We, as housing disrepair attorneys who specialize in the field, know how difficult it is to file a meritorious claim.

It’s possible that we may perform a preliminary inspection to see if your property is so ruined that it is no longer inhabitable. We can then provide you with trustworthy legal assistance on what your future actions should be. If you decide to move forward with the claim, our staff will assist you throughout the process, including ensuring that you follow the pre-action process and gathering all required evidence. If you decide to pursue the claim, our team will defend you at your hearing.

Our solicitors will be there for you throughout the entire process. For more information about the services that we offer, contact our team today on 0333 050 9030 

How much does it cost to file a claim for housing disrepair?

Filing a claim may be time-consuming and costly. You could qualify for Legal Aid to assist you with these expenses, but it is only accessible in claims where the tenants’ safety and health are at risk.

If Legal Aid is not available then you will need to cover the costs yourself, the cost varies depending on the court route you take. There are three court routes available, they are known as small claims, fast track and multi-track.

If your claim for compensation is less than £10,000, it can be heard in small claims court. The case may only be heard in small claims court if the cost of repair work is less than £1000 and the damages are likewise under this amount. If your claim does not qualify for small claims, it will almost always go to the fast-track courtroom.

If you win your case then your landlord can be ordered to cover your costs for you.

The procedure and costs involved in a divorce case may vary considerably, so contact us for further information on the fees you’ll be required to pay; claim now by calling 0333 50 9030.

Our no win, no fee policy

If your landlord is a local authority council, a housing association, or social housing and they fail to fulfill their legal responsibility of ensuring that you are safe and comfortable in your home, you may sue them for failing to meet their obligations. We would generally file two personal injury lawsuits at the same time due on to your poor living conditions, which include compensatory damages for physical damage.

We feel that everyone should be able to obtain trustworthy and expert help with their housing disrepair issues, which is why we provide services on a no-win, no-fee basis. If you are a private renter, however, you still have rights and should familiarize yourself with the tenant act before taking legal action or getting advice from a business that specializes in cases for private Tenants.

If your case is not successful, though, you will not be charged costs for our housing lawyers services. You won’t have to pay any up-front fees if your case succeeds; instead, the payment will be deduct ed from the financial compensation you receive. A “no win no fee basis,” commonly known as a “conditional fee agreement,” is an arrangement in which you are guaranteed that if you lose your case, you will not owe anything (i.e., there will be no legal costs). We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and we are neither middlemen nor a claims management company, so working with us directly guarantees that you will receive the greatest possible service.

How much compensation will I receive for housing disrepair?

The amount paid in settlement for housing damage claims is determined on a case-by-case basis. The compensation awarded depends on a variety of criteria, including:

  • How much your rent costs
  • The severity of the disrepair
  • How long the issues have persisted since you informed your landlord

If your home is unusable as a result of the landlord’s negligence, you may be compensated for the entirety of your rent if certain conditions are met. If your property is completely uninhabitable, you might be paid 100 percent of your monthly rent for as long as the problem persists; yet this isn’t very common. You may anticipate to receive damages between 25 and 50 percent of your monthly rent in a compensation claim. Please contact one of our housing disrepair lawyers right now.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Can I claim compensation from my housing association landlord?

Every tenant has the right to a safe home. If your landlord fails to make necessary repairs, you may be able to file an injury compensation claim if you have been harmed, financially distressed, or upset by the situation. They’ll need a copy of the tenancy agreement, including any special terms and conditions, if they’re required.

What is the maximum amount of compensation for housing disrepair?

Your compensation is determined on the severity of your housing disrepair problem and how long the poor conditions in the property have persisted.

In most situations, tenants may be eligible for 25 to 50 percent of their monthly rent if their home is deemed to be substandard. To learn how much compensation you may get as a result of the landlord’s negligence, contact our skilled housing solicitors or call our claims department right now.

Can you seek damages for Mould?

Yes. Mold can result in a variety of problems, including property damage and significant health risks that may be compensated for. If the mould in your rental home was caused by a repair issue, you may seek compensation for disrepair. Our housing disrepair lawyers can assist you in taking legal action to get the money you deserve as a result of disrepair.

Do you offer housing disrepair advice for free?

Yes, repairing responsibilities are usually included in the tenancy agreements. The landlord is required to keep the property’s structure and outside in good repair, as well as maintain the installations in working order for water, gas, electricity, sanitation, space heating, and hot water supply.

It is not possible for a landlord to contract out of their repairing obligations.

If you own a leasehold property the freeholder’s repairing obligations will be contained in the terms of your lease.

If your property has a defect or leak that causes mold, mildew, or other similar problems (for example, flooding), we may be able to bring a legal claim in the County Court for the repair of issues as well as monetary compensation. In certain situations, housing disrepair claims can be resolved in the Magistrates’ Court.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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