Local council tenants are eligible to seek compensation if the property they reside in has fallen below acceptable standards.
We will assist you in making a NO WIN, NO FEE disrepair compensation claim against Darlington Borough Council
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If you are a council housing tenant, social housing or live in a local housing association property in the United Kingdom, we can help you file a compensation claim against your landlord if your residence has fallen into disrepair. This is often referred to as filing a compensation claim for despair against a housing association landlord.
As we are NO WIN, NO FEE housing disrepair lawyers & solicitors, the entire process is free of charge to you.
Call us on 0333 050 8887 to start the process or fill in the form.
If you live in a council-owned property, we can also help you to make a disrepair claim against your local council.
The council is responsible for most repairs to your home, this includes things like small leaks as well as emergency repairs. If the council has failed to act on issues that you have notified them about, then you may be eligible to make a claim against them. Making a disrepair claim could result in the court ordering the council to make a repair and you may even be awarded compensation.
You can claim compensation for various things including damage to your personal belongings, furnishings, clothes or other materials. You can also claim compensation for the damage that has been caused during repair work.
As a council housing tenant, you are entitled to a good standard of living. The council must make sure that the dwellings they offer are in a reasonable condition and that disrepair issues, if any, are addressed promptly. Failing to do so may result in compensatory damages being awarded to tenants for injuries caused by the council/associations’ actions or inaction. At our firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial strains that renting poor housing can have on tenants and are committed to helping them receive the repairs they need.
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.
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.
Housing Association Tenant
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
As your landlord, the council have a legal responsibility to ensure the property you are living in is in good, safe, living condition and are obliged to carry out regular maintenance checks and also to make sure repairs are made to any damages within the property or anywhere on the premises. Failure to do so could give you grounds to make council house disrepair claims against them.
The following should be maintained and repaired if necessary by the council, otherwise, they could be liable to pay you council house disrepair compensation for any damage caused:
Regardless of whether the council use independent contractors to carry out maintenance and repairs, or whether they use their own contractors, they have a duty to ensure that they carry out any works necessary to maintain safe living properties for their tenants.
If your rented council home or housing association property has issues that have not been repaired find out if you are eligible to make a housing disrepair claim for property repair and compensation.
All landlords have a legal duty to maintain the structure of their tenanted properties. This means that your landlord is required to keep your home in a good state of repair, making sure that you and any other occupiers are able to inhabit the property in comfort and safety.
So, if you have notified your landlord of an issue that they have failed to address within a reasonable period of time, you may be entitled to compensation. These issues may include:
As a tenant of any rented house, be that with your local council or housing association, you have the right to live in a safe and well-maintained property. Your landlord has a responsibility to carry out repairs you have reported to them in a timely manner and to a satisfactory standard.
If disrepair problems in your home have made you or someone in your household ill, damaged your belongings or caused you inconvenience you should be eligible to claim compensation. You can also claim back rent if you haven’t been able to use part or all of your home because of the disrepair*.
If you have experienced damage to your belongings as a result of the inaction of your landlord or local authority, it is advisable that you seek legal assistance to make a council and local authority compensation claim. Such damage may include items such as clothing, furniture or bedding that have been spoiled by mould growth or water leaks, for example. It is also important to remember that any belongings damaged as a result of repair works being carried out are also eligible for compensation.
If you have suffered any illness or injury as a direct result of neglectful council housing maintenance, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Make sure you see a doctor to get any health issues diagnosed and appropriate treatment prescribed – this will provide evidence of your suffering and could strengthen your claim.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of the damage caused and how long it took for you to recover, as well as other factors such as lost earnings if you had to take time off work. You may also be able to make a care claim if you needed additional help because of the illness caused by the housing disrepair. Contact a solicitor experienced in council housing disrepair claims to find out more.
No Win No Fee gives you the best possible chance to seek council house disrepair compensation without having to worry about any of the financial implications of doing so. If we do not win your case, there are no hidden or upfront costs to pay us anything at all- this is completely free legal help with no strings attached! You are only required to pay for our fees if we take on your case and win, but again the maximum fee we can charge is a small percentage of your awarded amount.
There are no hidden or upfront costs involved and you do not have anything to lose! We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning there are no financial risks to you whatsoever.
If you have been injured or suffered ill health in the last 3 years because of an accident that occurred in a Housing Association property, you may be entitled to file a housing disrepair compensation claim against your landlords.
If your injury occurred through no fault of your own because the property was ill-maintained and the Housing Association landlords failed to put right a defect in an acceptable time-frame having been notified in writing of the problem, our personal injury lawyers would discuss your case with you before offering valuable advice on how best to proceed in filing your claim.
Housing disrepair is when the condition of a rented house or flat, either through social housing or a private landlord, has deteriorated or changed negatively in comparison to the state of the dwelling at the time you moved in.
This can be damage or deterioration to the exterior that is connected to or forms part of the actual dwelling or interior of the house or flat, their structure and common parts in case of a building divided into flats. The lease outlines whose responsibility it is to maintain the place and failure to do so can result in a housing disrepair claim being made.
Our housing disrepair experts can help council tenants claim for necessary repairs to be made to their home if their council has failed to do so. In addition to claiming for repairs we can also help you claim for compensation if you have suffered from injury, illness or financial setbacks as a result of the disrepair in your home.
Disrepair most often presents itself as extreme cases of mould and damp in homes, cracks in walls, broken and/or unsafe doors and windows, water damage or lack of hot water and/or central heating. Most structural defects to your home will be seen as disrepair and when the damage is becoming severe and your local council is failing to act it’s time to seek legal advice.