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Mon Aug 1 | 10:24 AM

When is a Landlord Guilty of Negligence?

A tenant is entitled to live in a home in a good state of repair- that is a home that is in ideal living conditions. However, there are times certain parts or facilities of the house can fall ...

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Thu Jul 21 | 9:24 AM

What Do Landlord Associations Actually Do For You?

Landlord Associations are also known as social housing landlords may or may not be registered. Sometimes, some of these associations may or may not be more interested in helping a particular social ...

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Mon Jul 11 | 9:19 AM

Housing 2022 Explainer: What is the Implication of the New Tenant-Focused Regulation?

Why Is The Regulation Garnering Such Attention?

Just recently, the UK government published the long expected Social Housing Regulation Bill which puts into law a num...

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Thu Jun 30 | 9:19 AM

5 Reasons Why Your Tenant Can (Rightfully) Sue You The Landlord

A house is said to be in disrepair if it falls below acceptable living conditions and constitute a health or safety risk for the occupants.

Housing Disrepair Imp...

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Wed Jun 22 | 6:24 AM

Mortgage Valuation Lower Than Offer, Can We ReneGotiate?

What Is A Mortgage Valuation?

A mortgage valuation is a particular kind of assessment carried out by the mortgage lender on a property to determine or confirm the value of the property. In...

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Thu Jun 16 | 9:50 AM

What UK Housing has been Tweeting About Energy Prices, GrenFell and social housing disrepair this Month

With the government releasing its energy security strategy, many have reacted to the development with dissatisfaction as it did not include enough on two of the solutions which are most important to landlords and te...

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Thu Jun 2 | 9:44 AM

How Long Do Landlords Have To Fix Problems in the UK?

In the UK, a lot of tenants are faced with disrepair issues and while some get prompt response from their landlords after making complaints, others do not and have to wait several months or even years to get the dis...

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Tue May 24 | 5:49 AM

Can I Refuse To Pay If There is MOLD?

Mold and Damp can be a scourge on a rental property and will most times find its way back into a property. Mold and Damp are usually caused by excess moisture resulting from...

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Thu May 19 | 6:47 AM

What are the Housing Disrepair Issues Across the UK?

Housing Disrepair Definition

A house is said to be in disrepair if it does not meet the minimum acceptable living standard (unfit for living) and instead becomes unsafe, posing harm, security risk, as well...

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Tue May 17 | 4:58 AM

What Makes a House Legally Uninhabitable In The UK?

Uninhabitable Property Definition UK

A house can be said to be uninhabitable when it falls way below acceptable living standards. For example, a house in disrepair. Such a house is unhealthy, unsafe and po...

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Thu May 5 | 9:47 AM

Can I Claim Compensation For No Heating Or Hot Water?

Housing Disrepair Claims By Tenants For Rented Property Without Heating

As a tenant, you are entitled to live in a home in good repair and this includes a property which has facilities for heating water. W...

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Wed Apr 27 | 7:27 AM

How Long Does A Housing Disrepair Claim Take?

Many tenants are forced to live in apartments that are not conducive for living. The psychological and health impact of living in a house in disrepair cannot be overemphasized. As such, clients who take legal action...

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Mon Apr 25 | 10:19 AM

Residents Furious After Council Estate Puts Up Sign Shaming Tenants For Unpaid Rent

Residents living in a southeast London estate have been angered by a sign put up by the council where it says it will not carry out extra repairs due to overdue rents. The sign was erected to a wall on the Neckinger...

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Tue Apr 19 | 6:19 AM

Parliament Decision Could Mean A Clampdown on Claim Management Companies

In this article, Carol Matthews discusses whether the reforms being put in place go far enough to curb the proliferation of ‘claims farms’ targeting social housing tenants. ...

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Wed Apr 13 | 6:55 AM

The Ultimate Guide For Landlords For Housing Disrepair Matters

Housing Disrepair Claims UK

There are different reasons why a tenant may want to make a housing disrepair claim against his landlord. Some of these issues may be  ...

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Thu Apr 7 | 8:41 AM

A Filthy Three Bedroom House is Set To Auctioned For Just £80,000

The three-bedroom house which could be yours for just £80,000 is very dirty with piles of rubbish strewn all over the place. The house is set to go to auction on March 31, but images showing the home’s state of disr...

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Mon Apr 4 | 7:01 AM

Damp and Mould in the Homes of Social Tenants Causes Breathing Problems and Skin Conditions

Statistics have shown that social housing tenants are twice as likely to be living in damp, mouldy and other substandard conditions than people in owner-occupied homes. Figu...

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Mon Mar 28 | 4:29 PM

Rights Enjoyed by Tenants of Their Business Premises Under the Landlord and Tenant act 1954

The Purpose Of The Act

The purpose of the Act is to provide business tenants with the right, if they so desire, to renew their lease on the expiry of the contractual term of their lease on essentially the ...

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Mon Mar 14 | 5:47 AM

What are My Rights and Responsibilities As a Tenant?

As a tenant, you have rights and responsibilities which come from the Landlord and Tenant law as well as whatever you and your landlord may have agreed in your lease or tenancy agreement. The main legal rights and responsibilities of a tenant are ...

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Mon Mar 7 | 6:19 AM

Claiming Compensation For Stress & Inconvenience Caused By Landlord

Housing Disrepair Compensation Claims

A housing disrepair compensation claim refers to when a tenant sues the landlord or housing authority for not fulfilling their legal responsibility of keeping their re...

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