Housing Disrepair Lawyers

Our NO WIN, NO FEE housing disrepair lawyers are ready to help.

If your rented property has problems our experienced housing disrepair lawyers are ready to help you.

There is no cost to you and we work on a no win no fee basis.

Call us on 0330 133 4562 for immediate help & to request a free property inspection to support your case.

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We have helped thousands of clients with their council housing disrepair claims

We have helped over thousands of clients with their council housing disrepair claims. Achieving thousands of pounds in compensation for clients and making houses a home again with a 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 competitor’s 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 claim?
Absolutely not, so long as you are still fulfilling your obligations under the tenancy agreement, i.e. keeping up with rent payments. If you keep up payments and 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 a claim you make.
What should happen when you notice a state of disrepair?
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 that you can claim compensation for?
Anything that is more than merely cosmetic and is hazardous to health. Typical examples are:
  • Damp and mould problems.
  • Structural defects.
  • Problems relating to water and heating, including leaks and boiler problems leading to issues with hot water and heating.
  • Electrical problems.
  • Problems with roofs, windows, gutters and drains.
  • Rodent and pest infestation
  • Health Issues or injury arising from disrepair or exacerbating a pre exiting condition.

Do you rent a property with physical defects, such as leaks and mould on the walls and ceilings?

If so, don’t you worry we’re here to assist you with getting the compensation that you deserve.
We can help you with all of the below and more on a NO WIN – NO FEE basis.

Compensation For Damp & Mould
 

Compensation for leaking ceilings, roofs and tiles

Compensation For Electrical safety issues

Compensation For Leaks From Your Heating System

Compensation For Vermin, Rats & Cockroaches

Compensation For Loose or Rotten windows & doors

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: The cost of the rectifying the problem. Additional damages for inconvenience, suffering and discomfort. Any personal injury that was caused by the disrepair, for example issues with breathing and skin conditions.
Types of housing disrepair that you can claim compensation for:

Anything that is more than merely cosmetic and is hazardous to health. Typical examples are:

  • Damp and mould problems.
  • Structural defects.
  • Problems relating to water and heating, including leaks and boiler problems leading to issues with hot water and heating.
  • Electrical problems.
  • Problems with roofs, windows, gutters and drains.
  • Rodent and pest infestation
  • Health Issues or injury arising from disrepair or exacerbating a pre exiting condition.
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 are likely able to claim for compensation.

Our solicitors can help you assess the issues in your home by sending over an expert before getting started with your claim, to help you get the compensation and repairs that need.

Yes.

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 exacerbated such as:

    • Aggravated asthma
    • Eczema
    • Chest and nasal congestion
    • Coughing, sneezing and wheezing
    • Sore throat
    • Watering, dry or sore eyes
    • Skin irritation
    • Headaches
    • Pneumonia
    • Upper respiratory tract infections
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Trips and falls on poorly maintained stairs and carpets
    • Electrocution

 

You deserve to live in a safe home that doesn’t cause you or your family any form of illness, so if you are 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.

No

As per your tenancy agreement this would be a breach of your tenancy so you must continue to pay rent.

If you do 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 a surveyor to view your property. The surveyor will make a report of the disrepair, this is 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.

 

We collect details of your property and its disrepair over the phone or email and then arrange a s surveyor to view your property. We then act for you to get the work complete.

 

We offer free, no-obligation advice to everyone who contacts us as standard. If you are unsure, you can receive advice over email or click to contact page. We also can carry out triage or an inspection of your home, this is a free no obligation report of your disrepair.

 

The value of compensation is based on its own merits which take into account:

  • Type of disrepair
  • Length of disrepair
  • Notices made
  • Inconvenience caused
  • Loss to belongings
  • Any expenses
  • Age of the tenant
  • Vulnerable occupants
  • Any health issues
  • Defendant 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 time scale.

No, your landlords cannot punish you or evict you for seeking what you are entitled to. Revenge eviction by your landlord will not be accepted by the court.

 

The ministry for 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 all, there is a breach of the protocol, and the tenant is then able to issue proceedings against the landlord.

 

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