Housing Disrepair Claims - Claim Compensation to Your Landlord
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Housing Disrepair Claims
Housing Disrepair means if the rented property where you live is in bad condition and it needs to repair, therefore that you live safe and sound. It’s your landlord’s responsibility to provide you with a suitable environment to live in.
We have helped thousands of clients with their council housing disrepair claims. Achieving thousands of pounds in compensation for clients and making houses a home again with high standard repair works. We listen and care about your housing needs and deliver the results you deserve.
We believe in ‘Justice for tenants’. That’s why our panel of solicitors mainly try to fund claims on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We monitor our competitors’ success fees and charging rates to offer our clients the right deal for the legal services they need, meaning more money for you.
Can You Get Evicted From the Property for Making a House Disrepair Claim?
Absolutely not, as long as you are still fulfilling your obligations under the tenancy agreement, i.e. keeping up with rent payments. If you keep up payments on your end of the tenancy agreement but your landlord fails to keep up their end of the agreement by not making the necessary repairs then this will significantly strengthen the claim you make.
Can You Get Evicted?
As a tenant, you should report the issue to your landlord straight away. If you have already done this and your landlord has not responded to you or arranged for the repairs within 2-3 months then you are well within your rights to make a claim for housing disrepair.
What Types of Housing Disrepair Can You Claim Compensation for?
Anything that is more than merely cosmetic and it’s hazardous to health. Typical examples are:
Do you rent a property with physical defects, such as leaks and mould on the walls and ceilings?
Landlords Have a Duty to Keep Your Home in an Adequate State of Repair.
If there are defects that are more than cosmetic then you can expect it to be rectified within a reasonable timeframe which depends on the nature of the disrepair. If this does not happen then you are entitled to make a housing disrepair claim which can include the following:
Why SLS Solicitors
SLS solicitors have decades of experience dealing with housing disrepair claims and claimant and defendant litigation work. They are a confident team of lawyers to have on your side.
SLS solicitors have recovered thousands in compensation for their clients. SLS lawyers have a fantastic 5-star google review and are trusted by their clients.
SLS solicitors, do it right, work well with others and take the lead.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are living in social housing and you have been suffering from damp and/or mould in your home that your landlord has failed to address, then yes. You’re likely able to claim for compensation.
Our solicitors can help you assess the issue in your home by sending over an expert before getting started with your claim, to help you get the compensation and repair is needed.
Mould and damp can cause serious illness to adults, children and the elderly. Respiratory conditions are common after regular exposure to mould and damp and we have found that many of our clients have suffered from asthma they developed while they were living in these conditions. Your current conditions can also be a exacerbated and new ones developed:
- Aggravated asthma,
- Chest and nasal congestion,
- Coughing, sneezing and wheezing,
- Sore throat,
- Watering, dry or sore eyes,
- Skin irritation
- Upper respiratory tract infections,
- Anxiety and depression,
- Gastrointestinal problems, Carbon monoxide poisoning,
- Trips and falls on poorly maintained stairs and carpets,
You deserve to live in a safe home that doesn’t cause you or your family any form of illness. So, if you’re suffering from asthma or another condition caused by damp and mould then get in touch. Our housing disrepair team will work together with our respiratory disease specialists to get you the repairs you need as well as get you the compensation for your illness that you deserve.
As per your tenancy agreement, this would be a breach of your tenancy so you must continue to pay rent.
If you do you refuse access to your landlord, this is also a breach of your tenancy agreement. If you have a solicitor instructed, please take further advice as soon as possible.
We collect details of your property and its disrepair over the phone or email and then arrange an appointment with a surveyor to view your property.
The surveyor will make a report of the disrepair – this is a free report and will not cost you anything. We then act for you; we request disclosure from your landlord and serve the agreed disrepair report. We then get the work and force your landlord to complete the schedule of work agreed to a high standard. We also get you the compensation you deserve.
You are entitled to compensation if you suffer from disrepair, notified your landlord about the disrepair and they haven’t fixed the issue in reasonable time or are ignoring you.
We offer free, no-obligation advice to everyone who contacts us a standard. If you’re unsure, you can receive advice over email – just fill in our contact form or send us an email: ######
You also can carry out triage or an inspection of your home. This is a free, no-obligation report of your disrepair.
The compensation value is based on its own merits which take into account:
- Type of disrepair,
- Length of disrepair,
- Notices made,
- Inconvenience caused,
- Loss of belongings,
- Any expenses,
- Age of the tenant,
- Vulnerable occupants,
- Any health issues,
- Defendants response/defence,
- Litigation risk.
The disrepair which falls into section 11 repairs will need to be carried out by your landlord and we will make sure this is done to a high standard. Prior to this, you will agree a schedule of work to be carried out by the landlord and these will need to be completed within reasonable and agreed timescale.
No, your landlord cannot punish you or evict you for seeking what you’re entitled to. Revenge of action by your landlord will not be accepted by the court.
The Ministry of Justice’s pre-action protocol for housing conditions claims (England) should be followed in all cases.
Once the tenant has issued the letter of claim, the landlord should reply within 20 days of receipt of the letter. The landlord’s response should include whether a single joint expert is agreed or whether the landlord agrees to a joint inspection.
If the landlord does not respond within 20 working days of receipt of the letter of claim or not at all, there is a breach of the protocol and the tenant is then able to issue proceedings against the landlord.