IS YOUR HOME IN NEED OF REPAIR?
IS YOUR FAMILY’S HEATH AT RISK?
Every rental property on the market must meet certain standards that ensure they are safe and suitable for tenants to live in. If you are a tenant, your landlord is under obligation by law to ensure that:
- The house is safe and hazard-free
- The drains and gutters are clear and function as should be
- The house is free from damp and mould
- There is safe access to gas, water and electricity
- The heating system is working as should be
- The rental property has an Energy Performance Certificate
- Sanitation facilities like sinks, basins and toilet are working as should be
- Your deposit is protected in a government-approved scheme
It can be quite frustrating when your landlord turns a blind eye to the poor conditions in which you live. Read on as we discuss the most common housing disrepair issues and what you can do if your landlord won’t repair the issues in your home.
Most Common Housing Disrepair Issues
What is Housing Disrepair?
This is when the condition of a rented property has deteriorated and is in need of repairs to become safe and suitable for tenants to live in. This negative change in quality could be physical damage to the exterior or interior, or infestation, plumbing problems, mould issues, or anything that prevents you from living normally in the rented property.
Is your rented property in need of repair? Have you reported the issues and your landlord has failed to carry out necessary work within a reasonable period of time? Have you suffered discomfort, illness or injury as a result of the disrepair? Housing solicitors can help you make housing disrepair claims and sue your landlord for negligence.