Hoe Benham housing disrepair lawyers & solicitors 

Our housing disrepair solicitors are available to help council and housing association tenants claim compensation for issues in your rented home.

When a rented home deteriorates or needs repair so that it is safe and acceptable to live in, it is the landlord’s obligation to ensure that a decent standard of living is maintained.

Housing disrepair usually consists of the following issues:

  • Mould or damp problems
  • Pest infestations
  • Leaks & water damage
  • Broken heating systems
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Internal deterioration
  • Gutters, drains, pipes & structural
  • Broken kitchen & bathroom fittings

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Do your Hoe Benham housing disrepair lawyers & solicitors assist tenants in Hoe Benham?

Yes, on a no-win-no-fee basis, our housing disrepair solicitors assist council and housing association tenants in Hoe Benham.

Your council or social / housing association landlord is legally required to make repairs if you rent your house. It may be aggravating if your landlord refuses to carry out maintenance on the home, and we understand how essential it is to live in a secure environment.

If your landlord refuses to address issues in your property, you may be able to claim housing disrepair compensation and get a court order forcing them to do so.

Is it possible to file a housing disrepair claim against the local authority or housing associations?

You are entitled to a decent standard of living as a social housing tenant. Our social housing disrepair solicitors can assist you in taking action and obtaining the repairs you need, as well as receiving compensation for any losses or suffering you have had to endure. If you have issues with your housing association, it is critical that you take action right away. You may begin by submitting a complaint to the organization.

A housing association must make sure that the properties it offers are in good working order and that any problems with them are addressed promptly. Otherwise, the organization could be held liable and have to compensate losses as a result of its actions or inaction.

Our housing disrepair professionals are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial strains that renting poor housing can have on tenants.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Ashley Y

Council Tenant

We had been waiting for 12 months for the damp to be repaired by the council but got nowhere. We were told by a friend that this company could help and within 6 months we received compensation for damages & all the damp and mould was removed.

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Wayne B

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

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Wayne Test Funny

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

Liam M

Council Tenant

My flat was repaired in time for my child’s birth and I received rent refunds and compensation. The team were very helpful and understanding of my dangerous situation.

How our housing disrepair lawyers & solicitors can help.

Do you want your landlord to make repairs in your house? Are they ignoring you or refusing to budge? Allow our disrepair solicitors to assist you to compel your landlord to perform the repairs and, if necessary, pay compensation for any damages.

Our housing disrepair attorneys have handled claims against non-compliant landlords, including cases where they failed to carry out repairs.

Expert housing disrepair solicitors have formed a competent group of housing disrepair solicitors who are well-versed in assisting persons who are harmed by their landlord’s faults. They realize that pursuing your landlord for compensation may be a difficult experience, and it might appear daunting at first. They’ll make sure you don’t encounter any problems along the way.

How much compensation can i claim as a council or housing association tenant?

The amount of money given for housing disrepair claims is decided on an individual basis. They figure out how much money to give using different standards, which include:

  • How much your rent costs
  • The degree of disrepair
  • How long the issues have persisted since you informed your landlord

If your home is completely unusable, such as no kitchen, heating system, or washing equipment, you may be paid for the entirety of your rent over the course of time it has occurred. In most cases, you should anticipate to receive between 25% and 50% of your monthly rent in compensation.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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What is the definition of a housing disrepair claim?

If your landlord fails to keep you safe and comfortable in your home, you can file a personal injury claim against them. If your landlord is not fulfilling his or her duty of care toward you, our housing disrepair lawyers would typically try to file a personal injury claim at the same time as your disrepair claim.

We believe that access to reliable and professional help should be available to everyone with housing disrepair concerns, which is why we work on a no-win, no-fee basis. If you think you may have an eligible claim, please don’t hesitate in contacting us.

Can I sue the local council for compensation for disrepair? 

The council is responsible of most home repairs, including minor leaks and emergency repairs, if you live in a council-owned property. If the city has failed to address concerns you have brought to their attention, you may be able to claim against them.

Making a claim may result in the court ordering the city to make the repairs and pay for any expenses incurred.

However, before filing a claim against the council, there are a few things you must take into account. Most importantly, ensure that you have reported the problem to them and that they have not responded yet.

What can I claim for?

What can I claim for?

When you file a housing disrepair claim with the court, it can order your landlord to make the necessary repairs. You may also be compensated for various reasons, including:

Damage to belongings – You have the right to demand compensation for any items that have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the property’s poor condition. You can also claim for property damage incurred during maintenance work conducted by your landlord.

Financial loss – You can claim for financial compensation as a result of housing disrepair issues, such as your landlord failing to make repairs, if you have suffered financial loss. Note if you are in rent arrears this will impact your outcome.

Personal injury – If you have been injured as a result of your landlord’s negligence then you could make a personal injury claim. Respiratory disorders, injuries caused by falling or tripping hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other kinds of injuries are among the various sorts of injury claims that arise from disrepair. We can assist you with medical reports, expert evidence and court action proceedings.

Inconvenience – You should be compensated for all expenses, such as the inconvenience of a general disruption to your daily routine, not being able to use your house, or having to wait for repairs.

What repairs constitute housing disrepair?

Damp, mould, condensation, leaks, drainage, flooding (both indoor and external), brick repointing, missing or loose tiles, masonry cracks, insect and vermin infestation are all examples of housing disrepair.

It is the responsibility of the landlord to repair housing disrepair, whether you are a social tenant in a housing association or council property, or a private tenant with a private landlord.

The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) protects tenants from having to live in unsafe or unsanitary housing conditions. According to the act, landlords must ensure that their properties are suitable for human habitation, and if they don’t, tenants can sue.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Can my landlord evict me for making a disrepair claim?

Your landlord cannot evict you as a Housing Association or Council House tenant to begin a claim against them. If you are in arrears and do not have a payment plan in place, the only exception is if you are evicted for non-payment of rent. Even a £1-a-month payment plan would suffice protection if this is the case.

If you’re a private renter, your landlord can evict you without giving any reason by serving you with a Section 21 eviction notice. Although there are campaigns to end this practice, landlords are still legally allowed to do this in some cases. If your landlord does try to evict you, we can assist you even if they go through with it.

What are the time limits for making a housing disrepair compensation claim?

There is no set time frame for filing a housing disrepair claim, but it is usually in your best interest to act as quickly as possible. This is because the sooner you file a claim, the easier it will be to collect evidence and prove liability. In some cases, there may also be legal deadlines that apply to your claim. For example, if you are claiming for personal injury, you must take care of it ASAP.

If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you believe is caused by mould, you should speak to a solicitor about bringing a claim for compensation.

How long can housing association landlords leave you without hot water or heating?

A landlord is allowed to leave a tenant without hot water or heating for a reasonable amount of time. What constitutes a reasonable amount of time is determined on a case-by-case basis. The most important factor to consider is the safety and well-being of the tenant. If the landlord fails to provide these services within 48 hours.

Does my housing association landlord have to fix damp?

Yes, landlords are typically responsible for damp treatment. This is due to the fact that your tenancy agreement states that the landlord is responsible for maintaining the exterior and structure of your property.

If you landlord doesn’t take action against mould growth in your rental property, you could be eligible for reimbursement of medical expenses or lost items. Mould can cause a number of health problems, so it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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