Sue Landlord for Emotional Distress

How To Sue Landlord For Emotional Distress?

Posted on: Thu Dec 9 | 9:47 AM by: housing

Do you know that you can sue your landlord for emotional distress caused by poor living conditions in your rental home? If you’ve experienced distress in form of insomnia, crying, stress, loss of concentration, or overwhelming feelings due to disrepair in your home, you may be able to make a claim. 

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Compensation for emotional pain can be factored into your disrepair claim for damages depending on the severity of the psychological trauma you had to go through in the hands of a negligent landlord. Our housing disrepair solicitors can help you bring an emotional distress lawsuit against your landlord, including compensation for other damages and also get repairs done.

What Is Emotional Distress?

Emotional Distress has to do with any psychological suffering or pain by a victim of negligence. Emotional Distress can arise from the deliberate or unintentional action of a landlord who refused to make your home habitable. Emotional distress is a type of compensation you can include in your claim against a negligent landlord which falls under a personal injury lawsuit. Any emotional suffering caused by disrepair in your home will be factored into your compensation claim.

Damages caused by disrepair can lead to emotional pain and suffering if the landlord neglects his duties and leaves tenants in poor living conditions. If you’ve experienced distress in the form of insomnia, crying, stress, loss of concentration, or overwhelming feelings due to disrepair in your home, you may be able to make a claim.

What Are My Landlord’s Duties?

Every Landlord owes residential tenants a duty to provide a well maintained and safe property. The tenant on the other hand also has a right to use the rental property without any obstructions. Sometimes your landlord may fail in his duties and you may be entitled to sue for damages which may include compensation for emotional distress. 

When a landlord inflicts psychological pain on tenants through his actions or inaction, he may be liable to compensate them. If a negligent landlord has caused you severe emotional distress knowingly or unknowingly, then you should consider taking legal action against him.

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Common Ways A Landlord Can Inflict Emotional Distress

An unsuitable rental property can pose a risk to your safety and well-being if not addressed by your landlord. When your rental home is unsafe, it can lead to emotional torture for you and members of your household. No one wants to stay in an unhealthy environment, it has to be safe and serene. Below are some ways that a landlord can inflict emotional distress:

  • Wrongful eviction.
  • Poor Ventilation.
  • Mold And Damp.
  • Discomfort.
  • Exposed asbestos.
  • Dangerous Infestation.
  • Broken Floor Tiles.
  • Inadequate Heating System.
  • Loss Of Quiet Enjoyment.
  • Inadequate Security.

Can I Sue My Landlord For Stress?

Yes, you can sue your landlord for stress and inconveniences if you had to stop using a part of your home due to disrepair. We can help you claim against your landlord and fight for maximum compensation if you’ve suffered psychological pain because your landlord failed to fix repairs in your home.

Some claimants also ask, ‘Can I sue my landlord for water damage or get compensation for mould and damp? The simple answer is yes, water damage in your home can be distressing and can also lead to psychological suffering.

How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?

Before suing landlord for breach of quiet enjoyment or distress, you must be able to show that disrepair or ongoing repairs in your home directly caused you discomfort and emotional stress. To prove this you must explain how disrepair  has caused you less sleep, discomfort, fear, anxiety or depression. You’ll give a personal testimony in court and also ask witnesses such as family members to testify.

What proof do you need? The evidence you need to prove emotional distress includes your own testimony, a witness, medical records showing any emotional pain, anxiety or discomfort in your home. Include a report of any doctor visits when making a legal claim for emotional distress. You can claim compensation for  damages or negligent infliction of emotional harm.

How Much Is My Emotional Distress Claim Worth?

A negligent infliction of emotional distress​ happens when a landlord ignores his duty to repair faults in your rental property which deteriorates into a poor living condition. If your landlord’s negligence caused you emotional pain and suffering we can help. 

Compensation for emotional pain can be factored into your disrepair claim for damages depending on the severity of the psychological trauma you had to go through in the hands of a negligent landlord. Our team of disrepair claims solicitors may be able to bring a no win no fee landlord negligence claim for Housing Disrepair compensation.

How To Sue Your Landlord For Emotional Distress?

It is your landlord’s obligation to carry out  essential repairs that can make your rental apartment unsafe. But if he refuses to do the work, let him know that you have the right to sue.  Suing a negligent landlord for emotional distress can help affected tenants to recover damages done by disrepair. If you experienced mental pain or suffering as a result of dangerous living conditions, you can make a claim.

When suing for emotional suffering it is advisable to try a small claims court to resolve the issue at first. It is the simplest way to sue a negligent landlord. You may be able to take legal action against him for personal injury and other damages. Whether you’re making council housing disrepair claims or suing a private landlord for psychologically inflicted pain, you can follow the below steps.

  • File A Report For Your Distress: When suing for emotional damages, you must provide medical reports and other information to support your claim. It can be difficult to claim compensation for emotional distress if your suffering is not documented.
  • Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Housing Solicitor: Discuss your situation with a specialist housing disrepair solicitor. The solicitor will review your case and help you take further actions.
  • File A Claim: With the assistance of a housing association disrepair lawyer, you can file an emotional distress claim.
  • Prepare For Pre-trial: Once your landlord has been served, you will then give him time to respond. If he admits liability, then you may be able to work out a settlement offer instead of going to court.
  • Negotiating Settlement: If a settlement is reached, your lawyer will let you know whether you can accept the offer from your landlord or proceed to trial.
  • Go To Court: Your case will be heard in court and both parties will defend their claim. The court will decide the final compensation amount if you win the case.

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Making No Win No Fee Housing Disrepair Claim For Emotional Distress.

You must seek legal advice to have a better chance at claiming damages. Find out if you can make a no win no fee landlord negligence claim for emotional distress today. Speak to one of our housing disrepair solicitors no win no fee legal representatives to get started.

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Suing a negligent landlord for distress can be difficult and time consuming but our solicitors will educate you on how the legal process works. Contact us for your housing disrepair claims Manchester and across the UK. Call our housing disrepair helpline for free housing advice today.

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