Solitote housing disrepair lawyers & solicitors 

Our housing disrepair lawyers can assist council and housing association tenants in obtaining compensation for problems with their leased property.

When a rented house deteriorates or requires repair to ensure that it is safe and acceptable to live in, the landlord is obligated to maintain a decent standard of living.

Housing disrepair usually consists of the following issues:

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

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Do your housing disrepair solicitors in Solitote offer NO WIN, NO FEE claims?

Yes, our housing disrepair solicitors in Solitote can assist council and housing association tenants with no-win-no-fee legal representation.

If you lease your home, your council or social housing association landlord is legally required to make repairs. It’s aggravating if your landlord won’t do maintenance on the house, and we understand how important it is to live in a safe 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?

If a property is in bad shape, it implies that it needs to be restored in order for it to be deemed safe and suitable to live in. This usually applies to leased homes as well as any other type of rented accommodation.

If you rent a home and it is in poor condition, you can seek compensation for any discomfort, inconvenience, or suffering you have endured. If you live in a rented house as a tenant, your landlord has to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Your home is in a good state of repair structurally
  • There is no rising damp and mould in the property
  • You have access to safe electricity, gas, and water
  • You have working hygiene facilities, such as toilets, basins, sinks
  • Your home is free from vermin and infestations
  • You have a working heating system
  • Your drains and gutters are working correctly
  • Your roof is intact and safe

If any of the above is an issue for you and your home, you may be eligible to claim compensation and force your landlord to carry out repairs.

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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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.

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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

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

How our housing disrepair lawyers can help.

Each situation is unique, but our housing disrepair solicitors will be able to tell you whether you have a claim for compensation in a relatively short period of time. The following are the requirements for a valid claim:

  • Whether you rent your home privately or through social housing
  • The severity of the housing disrepair
  • Whether you live in a house of flat
  • The effect the disrepair has had on your health
  • The length of time the disrepair has been present
  • How often you have informed your landlord of the disrepair
  • The steps your landlord has taken to repair the house

Our suggestion would be to contact our housing disrepair team if you suspect you may have a claim for compensation, as they will tell you whether or not you have a chance of winning your case.

How much housing disrepair compensation can claim?

In general, compensation for disrepair includes discomfort, inconvenience, pain and suffering, damage, loss of enjoyment, and physical harm. Awards are frequently provided as a rent reduction covering the duration of the disrepair. The amount of a reduction will be determined by the usual level of monthly rent paid for similar accommodation. It should not influence how much compensation a renter receives for disrepair if they receive housing benefits.

Damages can also cover the value of any personal belongings damaged by the disrepair, the cost of works you’ve had to pay for or the expense of finding alternative accommodation. Exactly how much you can claim depends on the circumstances.

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?

A tenant can file a housing disrepair claim if they have reported issues with their home to the landlord and the landlord has failed to carry out repairs. If you are renting your property and it is in poor condition, you may be eligible for compensation.

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
  • damaged gutters, drains & pipes
  • structural issues
  • broken kitchen & bathroom fittings

Can I sue the local council for compensation for disrepair? 

Yes, If you live in a council-owned home, the council is in charge of most of your home repairs, such as leaks and emergency repairs. If the council has failed to address concerns you’ve presented to them, you may be able to sue 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 you get evicted for making a 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.

Instant Claim Calculator