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Posted on: Thu Aug 26 | 1:00 PM by: housing

How to Get Compensation for Disrepair and Poor Conditions

Housing disrepair can cause you stress, inconvenience, and even ill health. If your rented property is in a state of disrepair, you may be eligible to make a claim for disrepair against your landlord.

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If you are living in a rented property, your landlord is required by law to carry out repairs to ensure the property is suitable for habitation. Your landlord should ensure that:

  • The structural integrity of the house is maintained;
  • The house is free from mould and damp;
  • Pipes, drains, and other sanitary fixtures like sinks, basins, and toilets, are fully functional;
  • Gas, water and electrical installations are working as they should;
  • The home is free from vermin or insect infestation;
  • The maintenance of the heating system.

Whether you are a tenant in a housing association, council or a private property, your landlord has the same responsibilities. If any of the above is an issue in your rented property and your landlord has failed to carry out necessary repairs within reasonable time after the issues have been reported, then you may be able to make claims for housing disrepair compensation.

If your landlord has failed to carry out his responsibility in your rented home and you think you might be eligible for a housing disrepair claim, our housing disrepair claims solicitors will be happy to discuss details of your case to see if you can make a claim.

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What Should I Do If My Landlord Fails to Carry Out Repairs?

It is important that you notify your landlord about any issues in the property as soon as you notice it. Once you have reported the issue, allow them a reasonable amount of time to make the necessary repairs. ‘Reasonable amount of time’ will depend on the nature of the repair; for instance, a faulty broiler will require more urgent attention than leaky tap.

If your landlord fails carry out the necessary repairs and this is affecting your health or causing damage to your belongings, do not hesitate to speak with your local authority (council); they will intervene on your behalf to ensure the landlord handles any issues with the property. If you pay someone to come carry out the repair works that your landlord is responsible for, you may also be able to make a claim against your landlord for a refund.

If your landlord still fails to undertake necessary repairs after reporting the issue and allowing a reasonable amount of time, then you make seek the advice of legal experts. We work with a panel of specialist housing disrepair claims solicitors with experience in handling housing disrepair claims; they will provide the advice and support you need to make informed decisions to get your landlord fulfill his/her responsibilities towards you as their tenant. During a free and initial no-obligation consultation, we will also provide answers to any questions you might have.

How Much Notice Should I Give My Landlord?

It is important that you inform your landlord of the disrepair problem as soon as you discover it, otherwise you will be unable to make a claim. You are required to inform your landlord of the disrepair via a letter, text message, email, or in person (although we recommend that you keep evidence of correspondence). ‘Reasonable amount of time’ as stated above may be at least 21 days before you start a claim.

Keeping Records of Notice

One of the most challenging aspects of making a housing disrepair claim is proving that you notified your landlord of the defects. If it is a housing association disrepair, the housing association usually keeps records of any complaints you have issued as well as any repair works on your rented property, but these records may be incomplete and important parts may be missing.

It is important that tenants keep their own complaint records. If you reported the disrepair by telephone, keep a call log which includes the date and time of your call, the defect you are reporting, who you spoke with, and what you were told. If you contacted your landlord via text messages, then keep the messages.

It is easier to keep evidence of written complaints; so, if possible, make your complaints via a letter or email and ensure you keep copies of these complaints.

What Can I Claim for in Housing Disrepair Compensation?

If your landlord has failed to carry out necessary repairs in your rented property, there are a few things you might be able to claim compensation for:

    •         Personal property

If your personal items have been damaged as a result of a disrepair that your landlord has failed to fix on the rented property, then a claim for disrepair can help you replace those items.

  • FurnishingsIf your furniture and other related items have been damaged or destroyed as a result of disrepair such as a water leak, then you may be able to make a housing disrepair compensation claim.
  • Clothing
    If your clothing, bedding, curtains and other materials have been damaged as a result of housing disrepair that your landlord has failed to fix, then you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Property DamageIf mould and damp has damaged your property, then you may be able to sue landlord for mold UK for compensation for mould and damp. You may also be entitled to compensation if repair work carried out by your landlord has resulted in damage to your property.

The compensation amount you are awarded will depend on the extent of damages – to your property and health – caused by the housing disrepair problem. Keep in mind, however, that you will be required to prove that there is a direct link between your health issues and the disrepair. If your health issues have led to appointments with a healthcare professional, keep notes of the appointment dates as well as any documents that support your claim.

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What Can I Do If Damp and Moulds Cause Health Problems?

If you have developed asthma, allergy, or any other medical condition, or they got worse as a result of the presence of damp or moulds in your home, then you may be entitled to housing disrepair compensation.

For damp, it would be ideal to confirm the type and cause; if it is due to your landlord’s failure to fix disrepair in the home, then you may be able to make a claim. In this case, if you are a local council tenant, you may contact the environmental health department and request for the inspection of the property. If they believe that the extent of damage in the home is serious enough, then they will serve your landlord a notice to carry out necessary repairs in the home.

For moulds, they can produce irritants and substances that can cause further problems for those with health issues. Those who are most at risk of suffering health issues due to mould include babies, young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory issues like asthma, skin conditions like eczema, or those with a weak immune system.

As a tenant, you are well within your rights to ask your landlord to promptly make repairs in order to prevent any harm to you and your family. For successful disrepair claims by tenants, it is important that you keep relevant paperwork, including photographs of damp and mould patches, as well as receipts of items you have replaced.

No Win No Fee Housing Disrepair Claims?

We believe that you should not incur any out-of-pocket expenses if housing disrepair issues have caused you health problems or property damage. We understand that the housing disrepair claims process can feel daunting; this is why we strive to make it as hassle-free as possible by offering to work with you on a No Win No Fee basis if we believe that the housing disrepair issue is no fault of your own.

Under this arrangement, you will not have to pay any upfront fees until the conclusion of the claims process; if the claim is successful, a success fee (0-25% of your compensation) will be deducted from your final compensation award; if it is not, you will not have to pay anything.

A No Win No Fee agreement offers peace of mind knowing that you do not have to worry about funding the claim from your pocket. If you have any questions as regards this agreement, our housing disrepair No Win No Fee can help. No matter the extent of damage your rented home has suffered, you can trust our No Win No Fee solicitors property damage to provide the support you need to successfully navigate the claims process.

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Why Choose Us?

At housingdisrepairclaim.co.uk, we work with a panel of friendly solicitors with experience in dealing with different kinds of housing disrepair claims. If you have been a victim of housing disrepair, we will walk you through on how to claim compensation from your landlord and provide the answers you need to take on the claim with confidence.

Our aim is to secure the maximum compensation you deserve to help you move on with life as easily as possible. Call our housing disrepair helpline today on 0800 999 7440 to speak with one of our friendly solicitors.

Am I entitled to a claim for disrepair?

A housing disrepair problem can cause you stress, inconvenience, damage to your belongings and even ill health. If this happens, you may be entitled to a claim for disrepair against your landlord, even if you are no longer a tenant in the rented property.

How much compensation can I expect for housing disrepair?

The compensation amount that you will be awarded will depend on the extent of damage caused by the disrepair. If the rented property is completely uninhabitable, for instance, you will receive 100% compensation.

How do I make a housing disrepair claim?

Experienced housing disrepair solicitors can help you make a claim against your landlord to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 999 7440 to discuss how you can make a claim with one of our friendly solicitors.

Posted on: Mon Mar 8 | 6:35 AM by: housing

Make Housing Association Disrepair Claims

Housing Disrepair Problems

Housing disrepair constitutes a host of housing issues that range from broken or blocked drainage to broken heaters and radiators, collapsed ceilings and roof, molds and damp on the walls and floors, bug infestation, defective exterior finishes, dangerous stairs and bannisters, defective gas and pipe work, damaged doors, leaking sinks, pipes or showers, to name a few. 

When you rent a home, there’s an expectation that the property should provide peace and comfort to you but when disrepair of any sort comes into the picture, that becomes a problem. If your rented property has fallen into a state of disrepair – requiring essential repairs – it is a damage that needs to be put right. 

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Who is responsible for housing disrepair problems?

Both tenants and landlords have an obligation to maintain a property and maintain its structure in a good state. Tenants are responsible for always paying their rent, cleaning a property, making reports to the landlord when necessary and doing small tasks like changing the lightbulb or a fuse. 

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The landlords carry a greater responsibility towards maintaining a property and keeping it safe and fit for use. Landlords are responsible for maintaining :

  • The structure and exterior of the property e.g the walls, roof, pipes, windows, foundations etc. 
  • Plumbing – this includes the sinks, toilets and bathrooms. 
  • Utilities – This covers water and gas, electrical wiring, heaters, radiators etc. Landlords are also responsible for the safety of their tenant by ensuring that the fire alarm, smoke detector  and carbon monoxide alarms are fitted in the required places. 

Under the law, your landlord or housing association is expected to ensure that:

  • Your house does not suffer from damp and mold. 
  • That your drainages are unclogged and clear. 
  • You have safe access to gas, water and electricity. 
  • Your home does not have a vermin or insect infestation problem. 
  • You have a good and functional heating system. 
  • Your house has good structures. 

If you encounter disrepair in your home, your landlord is responsible for the immediate repair of those faults and this is provided for under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1985. This section of the Landlord and Tenant Act is relevant to your level if you do not have a tenancy agreement. 

If your home is owned by a housing association, the responsibility is on the housing association to fix the disrepair. When you notice disrepair in your home, it is advised to contact your landlord/housing association and inform them either through phone calls, text messages or a letter. Your landlord is expected to fix the disrepairs as soon as they are reported but if after a reasonable period of time has refused to make those repairs, you can make a housing disrepair claim and take him to court . 

Additionally, if you are a housing association tenant and notice any disrepair, you are required to contact your housing association and follow their formal complaints procedure they have provided. When you are done with the complaints procedure, you will be required to wait for a period of 8 weeks. During this period, the housing association is expected to resolve your complaints for you and handle the disrepair. If it does not do that, you can then decide to bring a housing  disrepair claim against the housing association. Nobody should have to accept poor living conditions. The laws have directed that repairs are contractual and so any breach of contract gives the tenant the right to take legal action. 

What are housing disrepair claims?

Housing disrepair claims is a type of lawsuit where a tenant takes legal action against a landlord/housing association for failing/refusing to fix disrepairs on the rented property. Usually when a complaint is made for disrepair to be fixed, the landlords are generally expected to respond to the complaints within 20 days. If your landlord ignores your complaints after that time frame elapses, you can bring an action for  housing disrepair claims through any of our truly efficient housing disrepair solicitors . 

It is advised that you should send the complaints to your landlord/housing association either through emails or text messages as these would stand as proof of the time and date you made the complaint. You should also keep a record of important documents and receipts  that might help your case. 

If your home is owned by a housing association, you should keep a record of copies of all correspondence between you and the housing association when you make a disrepair complaint. You should also have pictures and video evidence of the problem, medical records, record of phone interactions and receipts for every expense incurred as a result of the disrepair. 

 Usually when you make the housing disrepair claims, landlords tend to hastily fix all the damages and disrepairs they had previously ignored. 

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What am I entitled to for housing disrepair?

If you – on your own – decided to fix the disrepair and you have receipts to show that you have spent money on the repairs, you can get compensated for the money spent. If  you or your loved ones suffered injury as a result of the disrepair, keep the medical reports and copies of the medical bill and pictures as evidence to be submitted to a solicitor. 

Generally, when you make a housing disrepair claim, you are entitled to:

  • Household repairs – You are entitled to having your disrepair fixed by the landlord after you have laid a housing disrepair claim. If you have spent your money fixing the disrepair by yourself, with your receipt as evidence, you will be entitled to a refund. 
  • Compensation for pain, suffering and loss of  amenity – This is a blanket term that ensures you get compensation if you have suffered physically as a result of a disrepair. Any issues you might have faced on account of the housing disrepair which must have caused you inconvenience and distress are under the blanket term of “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”. This includes having to vacate the house if the level of disrepair warrants you to do that. 
  • Damage to personal property – If for example, there was a leak in the ceiling and while it rained overnight, the water pooled and your phone or laptop got wet and destroyed, you can make a claim for compensation on the basis of cost incurred in repairing or replacing your phone or laptop. 
  • Personal injury – If you or your loved ones have suffered an injury or illness  as a result of the disrepair  on your home, you can make a claim for compensation on the basis of injury suffered. Moldy walls, for instance, can cause allergies or aggravate existing respiratory illnesses like asthma. You can make a claim for personal injury for medical costs, aftercare, medication and pain and suffering.  

The amount of compensation you may be awarded is based on how long the disrepair matter lasts and how severe the issue might be and its impact on you and your household on a daily/regular basis. 

How to calculate compensation 

Usually, the compensation amount differs based on the severity of the disrepair and damage done. If for example you encounter heating issues for a whole year, you will calculate rent paid for that entire year and a percentage (for the compensation) of the rent paid is what will be awarded to you as compensation. i.e the value of your  rent for the whole period of the claim is £12,000 and compensation is set at 25%, you will be entitled to get £3000 as compensation. 

If the disrepair is a severe damp for a period of six months that also did damage to personal property, the percentage for compensation becomes more because you have to be compensated for loss of personal property I.e the value of your rent for the whole period is £6000 and the compensation is set at 40%, you will be entitled to get £2400. 

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If you are in the UK and your home has been in a state of disrepair and your landlord has refused to handle it, contact us and our No Win No Fee housing Disrepair solicitors will guide you through the entire process. 

Our No Win No Fee policy protects you completely as it requires you only pay us a certain percentage of your total compensation only when your claim succeeds. If the claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged any fee by our No Win No Fee housing disrepair solicitors. We will work to make sure your landlord/housing association complies with their legal obligations and pays for compensation and also for the repairs to be done  as required by the court. 

If you want to make housing disrepair claims in London or Manchester, take advantage of our No Win No Fee policy and contact our housing disrepair solicitors today. We are always ready to help. 

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Posted on: Wed Feb 24 | 6:35 AM by: housing

No Win No Fee For Housing Disrepair Claims In The UK

No Win No Fee For Housing Disrepair

Everyone has the legal right to live in a well maintained and secure property. In most tenancy agreements, the landlord is required to ensure that  the property doesn’t fall into disrepair. If your rented home is in disrepair and poses a health hazard to you, your landlord is required to fix it as soon as you report it. 

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If they fail to correct that hazard after a reasonable period of time, you have the right to file for housing disrepair claims. Whether you are a housing association tenant, your housing association also has the obligation to fix disrepairs on your property as soon as you report it. 

What is housing disrepair?

Housing disrepair can be defined as a rented property/accommodation that needs repairs for it to be suitable for habitation. Housing disrepair ranges from mould problems, broken heater, plumbing issues, gutter issues, structural cracks to leaks, broken doors or locks, electricity problems, vermin or insect infestation. 

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Many problems classified as disrepair may seem like minor inconveniences but if left unattended, might lead to much bigger inconvenience. Take for example, a small crack in your roof. If a crack in your roof is not fixed on time, rainwater can get into your house through the crack which will result in damp, which consequently causes mould. Mould in turn can ruin your furniture and clothes; in worse case scenarios make existing respiratory illness like asthma or any form of allergies worse. 

It is important to note that housing disrepair is not restricted to the interior of a house. It also covers the exterior and any other inconveniences you or other occupants of your home might have suffered as a result of disrepair. Here at Housing Disrepair Claim, our team of expert housing disrepair solicitors are on hand to lend you the support you need to pursue a claim.

What are housing disrepair claims?

A housing disrepair claim is a lawsuit that involves a tenant taking a legal action against their landlord for refusing/failing to fix damage to the property.

If you encounter disrepair in your home and you report it to your landlord – under the terms of your tenancy contract – he has the obligation to fix it within a reasonable period of time. Your landlord’s obligation to you as a tenant is written under several pieces of legislation. According to section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1985, a landlord is required by the law to:

  • keep in repair the structure – both interior and exterior of the dwelling, including drains, gutters and external pipes,
  • keep in repair and proper working order the insertion in the residence for the supply of water, gas, electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity.
  • keep in repair and proper working order the installation in the dwelling for space heating and heating water.

It is important to note that this section of the Landlord and Tenant Act is applicable to you even if you do not have a Tenancy agreement. 

If your landlord refuses to fix the damaged property, you have the right to file for housing disrepair claims and with the assistance of the best housing disrepair solicitors, you can be compensated for every discomfort suffered. Landlords are generally expected to respond to disrepair complaints  usually within 20 days. But if your landlord ignores the complaints after that, you can file for housing disrepair claims. 

How to claim compensation from your landlord. 

When making a housing disrepair claim, you are entitled to compensation for :

  • General  inconvenience : 

This refers to expenses incurred as a result of housing disrepair. Usually, such disrepairs hamper your ability to use your home fully. An example is if your door frame has been infested by termites that have eaten through the woods of your door, or a leaking roof that has caused your room to become damp. You may need to pay for an alternative accommodation because your rented home became exposed and unsafe for you to live in. These could count as general inconvenience and you may be eligible for compensation for the money spent. In addition, if the presence of mould and damp or perhaps unsanitary drains could not let you use your bathroom, you can file a claim for how these difficulties affected your ability to use the house. 

  • Damage to personal property :

If there was a pipe leak and the water leaked to your electrical appliances and damaged them, you can claim compensation on costs incurred in repairing or replacing those appliances. 

  • Personal injury :

If you or any of your loved ones have suffered an injury or ill health as a result of the disrepair on your home, you can lay a claim for compensation on the grounds of injury suffered. For example, moldy walls can cause allergies or aggravate existing conditions such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses. For personal injury you can make a claim for :

  • Medical costs
  • Aftercare
  • Medication
  • Pain and suffering 

Before you can successfully make a claim for compensation from your landlord, you have to make sure you have :

  • Informed the landlord about the damage on the property. 
  • Given the landlord reasonable time to carry out repairs on the property. 

You are required to notify your landlord either through texts or email or in person. You can also write a letter to him and all this just be 21 days before filing a housing disrepair claim. It is highly recommended that you send the notice through email or texts as this will be handy as proof of the time and date you made the complaint. Doing these would at least ensure the landlord was given a chance to fix the disrepair on the property. 

Furthermore, it is also important that you keep a record of reports of disrepair made. If you made them through text or emails, you should have that kept somewhere. Date and time is also very important as these can serve as evidence for your claim should you decide to pursue it. 

More so, if you or your loved ones have suffered an injury as a result of the disrepair, you should also keep important documents such as medical reports, receipts, and pictures as evidence to be submitted to the solicitor. If you have undertaken repairs and you have receipts that show that you have, you can also get compensation for the money spent to fix the disrepair. Feel free to contact us or alternatively fill our free claim assessment form and our housing disrepair claims solicitors will reach out to you. Note that you will be required to provide necessary evidence to support your claim. The more evidence you provide, the better your chances at getting a good verdict. 

How long does housing disrepair claims take?

When tenants make housing disrepair claims, usually landlords tend to quickly fix all the necessary damages and get them working as soon as possible. However, if you/loved ones have suffered personal injury, the case may take as long as 9-12 months and this is usually dependent on the landlord and resources available to them. 

If you are a housing association tenant, contact your housing association and follow their formal complaints procedure. Once you have completed the complaints procedure, you will then be required to wait for 8 weeks. During this waiting period, your housing association will be expected to resolve the complaints for you. If it does not and you decide to bring a claim for your housing association disrepair, the following documents would help to support your claim :

  • Copies of all correspondence between yourself and the housing association talking about the disrepair. 
  • Photo and video evidence of the problem. 
  • Medical records (for personal injury sustained. )
  • Record of phone calls regarding the problem. 
  • Receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of the disrepair. 

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How we can help. 

We understand that when your home is at best inconvenient for living, it can turn to a nuisance and so we want to help you. If all you want is to get your repairs done or claim compensation for extra costs or personal injury or general inconveniences, our housing disrepair solicitors offer you a No Win No Fee housing disrepair claim. 

Essentially, what this means is that you only pay us a certain percentage of your total compensation  when your claim succeeds. On the other hand, if the claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged any fee by our No Win No Fee housing disrepair solicitors. We will investigate and ensure that your landlord complies with his/her responsibilities and pays for the repairs to be done and also pay compensation to you if required. 

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If you seek to make housing disrepair claims in Manchester, please reach out to us today. We understand that making a claim against your landlord might not be entirely pleasing at first but we are here to make sure the process goes seamlessly and stays straightforward and as stress-free as possible for you. You can take advantage of our housing disrepair solicitors No Win No Fee policy and contact us online or on our housing disrepair helpline. One of our expert housing solicitors will be in touch with you to guide you through the entire process and provide you with assistance every step of the way. 

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Posted on: Thu Feb 4 | 9:18 AM by: housing

Make a Housing Disrepair Compensation Claim

Disrepair Claims

Due to tenants concerns about eviction, most legitimate housing disrepair claims are not pursued against landlords. Well, this is understandable but from a legal view, this should not cause despair. The law is on your side!!!

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What is housing disrepair?

When a property – whether privately owned or one under a housing association – is in need of essential repairs and as such falls below the required standard or is deemed unfit for habitation, the resulting condition is what is termed housing disrepair.

You are said to be a victim of housing disrepair when;

  • Your property has deteriorated from what it used to be as at the time you moved into the property.
  • Your landlord has been notified and given ample time to fix the problem 
  • Your landlord has failed to carry out the much needed repairs in your property

And you can make a claim for compensation as a result of the suffering and pain you have suffered. 

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Housing Association disrepair claims 

If you live in a rented property that has fallen into disrepair, you are likely to feel stressed and annoyed, particularly when your landlord is failing to fix the problem. It is your social housing landlord’s responsibility to maintain the rented property for you. Failure to do this could lead to discomfort and, in extreme cases, health problems for you as an occupant of the property.

Based on the Landlord-Tenant Act of 1985, your landlord (who in this case include housing associations, housing trusts and housing co-operatives) is obligated to make repairs on your request. Failure to make such repairs may result in a housing disrepair claims from solicitors, forcing landlords to fix the property and potentially pay compensation to you. If such housing disrepairs last for years, this amount might easily add up to thousands of pounds.

Who takes responsibility for Housing Association disrepairs? 

There seems to be a general misconception amongst tenants that the law differs for private and social housing  (Housing association owned properties) house owners. However, the fact is, all landlords have the same legal obligation to ensure the well-being and safety of their tenants. 

It is worth note that your housing association is legally charged with the responsibility of making sure that their properties are fit for living. So while you may feel uncomfortable pursuing compensation, for fear of being evicted, bear in mind that you are back by the law.

What are my landlord’s responsibilities?

If you have a written tenancy agreement, it may spell out the landlord’s obligations which includes carrying out repairs. Even if you do not have a written tenancy agreement, the landlord-tenant act of 1985 ensures that the landlord shares the responsibility of repairs.

Your landlord’s responsibilities include but is not limited to:

  • To ensure that boilers are serviced regularly and fixed when bad.
  • To fix leakage from pipes and other water related issues.
  • To fix plumbing and electrical faults.
  • To fix defective windows or broken doors 
  • To fix defective exterior finishes 
  • To correct disrepairs such as damp and mould.
  • To ensure that walls, roofs and floors are properly maintained through painting or changing them when bad.

Making Compensation claims from Housing Associations

If you are confused on how to claim compensation from your landlord, it is necessary that you seek help from housing disrepair claim solicitors. Whether you have suffered financial loss, damage to belongings because of a disrepair, you may have a case to claim a rent rebate from the landlord. 

You can check your tenancy agreement on how to report a disrepair if you have one. Report the disrepair to your housing association landlord and state clearly why you think compensation is warranted. If an agreement cannot be reached, you can contact one of our expert housing disrepair claim solicitors who will be happy to assist you with your claim.

Is your rented home  suffering from rat infestation or faulty electrics? broken step, gas leaks, mould and other house related defects? you may be eligible to make a claim following the procedures below;

  •  Identify the type of repair – Is it an electrical fault, Gas leaks?
  • Collect evidence of disrepair – Take pictures
  • Inform the landlord – Reports claim that most landlords and housing association are not often aware of defects on their property. As such, as a tenant you must ensure they are aware of the disrepair claims and given enough time to carry out these repairs. It is advisable to do this through mails.
  • Contact the environmental health department
  • Try a mediation service, if you fail to reach an agreement go to court and claim compensation

What are my responsibilities as a housing association tenant?

Having identified procedures on how to claim compensation from your landlord, it is your responsibility to look after your home by using it in a “tenant like” way which means

  • Keeping your home clean 
  • Avoid causing damage to the property
  • Carrying out minor repairs yourself such as repainting a stained wall
  • Informing the landlord about the repairs that are needed 

In some cases, your landlord is not responsible for repair work until they are informed about it, so it’s up to you to tell your landlord about any repair that is required. This is part of the tenancy agreement (Landlord-Tenant Act).

What can one Claim for Housing Association disrepairs?

You might be thinking, what can I actually claim for? Well, there are areas you can actually claim for which includes:

  • General damages: could be your personal properties which has been damaged or loss of earnings.
  • Medical expenses: involves injuries to your health.
  • Care claim: compensation for living in a property with disrepair. 

Injury and Health Challenges association with disrepair 

Besides the discomfort and day-to-day terrible living conditions, housing disrepairs can lead to you suffering more serious injuries and health challenges. For instance, Damp conditions in a housing association may lead to tenants or occupants of a property suffering from different health issues including:

  • Asthma 
  • Lung disease
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sinusitis

Recent figures show 47% of children with asthma are from the poorest 10% of families in the UK and 85% of children living in damp house suffer from breathing problems.

Broken steps, rust handrails and other defects can cause you to slip, fall and trip so, leaving you seriously injured. Broken wiring and poorly maintained boilers can cause fire hazards in your home, inhaling toxic fumes which contains carbon monoxide could prove fatal to your health.

How is housing disrepair compensation amounts calculated?

When it comes to compensation amounts for disrepair claims, nothing is set in stone. If you received compensation from housing association disrepair, the exact amount will be calculated by accessing a number of factors. These include:

  • The type and amount of damage to your belongings.
  • The cost of repairs
  • Cost of secondary accommodation, if you have to move out.
  • Inconveniences caused
  • Additional cost resulting from disrepair.

If you want to have an idea of how much your claim is worth, contact us today. Our No Win No Fee housing disrepair solicitors will investigate you claim, including evidences provided to determine an estimated value of your claims worth.

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Social Housing Disrepair solicitors

In order to make a claim for compensation from your landlord, you need to seek help from housing disrepair solicitors. These are experienced legal professionals who specialize in providing legal advice and representation to tenants in relation to claiming compensation for poor standards of maintenance in rented or housing association properties.

At housingdisrepairclaim.co.uk, we have some of the best housing disrepair solicitors who will help you claim compensation, if your landlord has turn deaf ears to your complaints having being notified of disrepairs.

If you are living in Manchester and are bothered about making housing disrepair claims in Manchester, we can help you. Our solicitors have successfully handled tons of cases associated with social housing/ housing association disrepair. Feel free to fill our assessment form or call in via our housing disrepair helpline anytime and one of our housing disrepair claims solicitors will reach out to you. 

No win No fee Housing disrepair claims

Some people are quite suspicious about no win, no fee claims. Are there any hidden charges after commitment? While few things are free, there is no catch when it comes to a no win, no fee claim. The system has been designed to ensure everybody has access to the courts and can claim compensation, regardless of how much money they have.

At housingdisrepairclaim.co.uk, you have access to no win no fee housing disrepair claims. What this means is that you will not be required to pay any fee for services provided, until there is a favorable result – that is when you have been awarded a compensation. The amount charged after a successful claim known as “Success Fee” is usually a percentage fraction of your total compensation.

 With such conditional agreement in place, it makes it easier for people of limited means to pursue claims for compensations they are deserving of without having to incur heavy financial burdens.

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Take advantage of our housing disrepair solicitors No Win No Fee agreement plan to avert financial risks associated with making compensation claim. You will be provided the best advice and legal support once our experts have confirmed that you have a valid claim.

Disrepair does not have to mean despair!!! Contact us to represent you today!

 

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