Housing disrepair refers to a condition where an individual’s rented property is not in ideal living conditions being in a state where it needs repairs for the comfort and safety of the occupants.
Thus, a house is said to be in a ‘state of disrepair’ if the house has not been adequately maintained by your landlord such that the place is unfit to live in and repairs are urgently needed to make the place safe for the occupants.
The housing disrepair may be damage to one room or area of the house, significant damage to multiple rooms or even the entire property such that you are unable to make use of your property as a result of landlord negligence. You may suffer significant damage to your furniture, clothes, vital documents and other personal belongings.
Disrepair also covers issues like structural defects, gas or water leaks, mould and damp, insect or vermin infestation, faulty electrical appliances which can also negatively impact your health making your home unsafe for living.
In these cases, you may have strong grounds to make housing disrepair claims.
Our expert solicitors in housing disrepair claims in Manchester are ready and willing to help anyone living in the city of Manchester facing such issues to get the justice they deserve.
What Are Housing Disrepair Claims?
If you are living in poor housing conditions or a badly maintained rental property and the landlord has failed to carry out the necessary repairs to keep the house in good condition thus causing serious implications to your health, finances and security, then you can take legal actions against the landlord or housing association.
All landlords have a duty to their tenants to ensure that their property is maintained to a reasonable standard of repair and when they fail in such duty, then a claim for disrepair can be made.
We believe that landlords and social housing providers should not get away with negligence and this is why we are here for you. We will ensure that the repairs you seek for your safety, comfort and health will be carried out according to your tenancy agreement and claim a settlement payout on your behalf for the inconvenience, distress, financial losses and embarrassment their negligence has caused you.
What Constitutes Housing Disrepair?
- Mould and Damp
- Structural Cracks
- Vermin and insect Infestation
- Drainage problems and flooding
- Poor ventilation
- Nonfunctional heating system
- Poor security
Why Should I Make A Housing Disrepair Claim?
You should make a housing disrepair claim because it is your legal right to do so if your landlord’s negligent attention to your rented property has caused you embarrassment, inconvenience, loss or damage of property, health problems as well as general unsafety.
According to the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1985 Section 11, there are several obligations the landlord owes his tenants which include
- Ensuring that the property is in a good state of repair structurally
- Ensure that the house is mould and damp free
- Ensure that all installations for water supply, gas and electricity are working properly and safe to use.
- Keep the home free from vermin or insect infestation
- Ensure that sanitation facilities are in good working condition
- The roof and plaster-work are maintained and there are no leaks
- You have sufficient security
- Ensure that the house has a working heating system
If you live in a house that is in a state of disrepair in Manchester, our housing disrepair claims Manchester solicitors can help you make a claim. Not only will our housing disrepair solicitors make a compensation claim for damage to your possessions, illness, injury, or any financial losses you have incurred, we will also make a claim for those repairs to be carried out for your safety and comfort.
Health Problems Associated With Housing Disrepair
There are certain health issues that can arise as a result of a poorly maintained home. These include;
- Aggravated asthma
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Anxiety and depression
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Trips and falls
If you or any of your loved ones have suffered from any health issues as a direct result of your home being in a state of disrepair, please reach out to us as we are very much available to assist you to seek justice for the wrong done to you and see that you are deservingly compensated.
Housing Disrepair Claims We Handle In Manchester
Some of the housing disrepair claims our housing disrepair claims Manchester solicitors undertake include;
- Damp and mould claims
- Gas and water leaks claims
- Structural defects claims
- Subsidence claims
- Unsafe flooring
- Pest and vermin control claims
- Faulty Heating System Claims
How Do I Make A Claim For Housing Disrepair?
In order to make a claim for housing disrepair, you need to demonstrate that;
- Your property is in a state of disrepair
- You have made complaints to your landlord
- Your landlord has failed to respond positively to your complaints and set the house in order
- You have suffered physically, psychologically or financially as a result of your landlord’s negligence
Our housing disrepair solicitors in Manchester will make a professional evaluation of your claim and if we are convinced, we will proceed to make the claims on your behalf. We will give you housing disrepair legal advice and also make known to you what documents are necessary to make your claims during our free consultation session.
Even if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, you can call one of our specialists on our housing disrepair helpline and we will give you free legal advice on whether or not you have strong grounds for a disrepair claim.
What Compensation Can I Claim For My Housing Disrepair?
The amount of money you can get as compensation for your housing disrepair claim differs from one housing disrepair claim to another. Factors that influence your settlement fee include;
- The type of house you are living in
- Means of renting the house- either privately or through social housing
- The extent of the state of disrepair
- The impact of the poorly maintained home on your health and wellbeing
- Financial losses as a result
- Emotional distress and embarrassment caused by the disrepair
- How long the property has remained in its disrepair state
While making claims, you can sue the landlord for mold and damp, damage to belongings, personal injury or any other disrepair claim. They will also have their different compensation payouts.
No Win No Fee Housing Solicitors
Our highly experienced solicitors will give you the strong legal representation to win your claim, get the right amount of compensation and see to it that the needed repairs are carried out.
Our no win no fee housing claim solicitors will undertake your housing disrepair on a condition fee agreement. This means that you will not pay us or make any form of legal fees during the claims process. You can actually make claims without any financial implications to you.
Only if your claim is successful, will we take out 25% of your total compensation award as a success fee while you get the rest. On the other hand, if your claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay a penny.
We are here for you; our dedicated, friendly and understanding solicitors are willing to stand by you and fight for the justice that is rightfully yours. Please contact us today on our housing disrepair helpline for a free claim assessment so that we can proceed to make that claim.