East Hertfordshire District Council disrepair compensation claims

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.
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If you live in a council-owned property, we can also help you to make a disrepair claim against your local council.

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Can you make a housing disrepair claim against East Hertfordshire District Council?

Yes, 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 could be eligible to make a claim against them.

Making a claim could result in the court ordering the council to make a repair and you could 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.

Living in a state of disrepair can have very serious effects on your health and wellbeing. If you have suffered from illness or injury as a result of the council’s failure to take action then you could also make a personal injury claim.

What are the council’s responsibilities to tenants?

As your landlord, the council has a legal responsibility to ensure that the property you are living in is in good condition and safe for habitation. The council is 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 a council house disrepair claim against them.

The following should be maintained and repaired if necessary by the council, otherwise, they could be liable to pay you compensation for any damage caused.

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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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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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.

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.

What should I do if the council are not maintaining my home?

As your landlord, the council has a legal responsibility to ensure that the property you are living in is in good, safe condition and is obliged to carry out regular maintenance checks. Furthermore, they must also ensure that any repairs necessary are carried out in a timely manner. Failure to do so could give you grounds to make a council house disrepair claim against them.

  • Exterior areas – External walls, the roof and windows for example and also any structural issues that may arise.
  • Sanitary fixtures and fittings within the property such as toilets, sinks, baths, showers and also the relating drains, pipework and plumbing.
  • The Boiler – Boilers should be serviced regularly and any problems with heating and hot water solved immediately.
  • Any other gas appliances – As well as the boiler, over gas appliances such as heaters and fires, cookers and gas hobs for example, need to be serviced on a regular basis.
  • Electric – Wiring needs to be regularly maintained and if necessary replaced to ensure it is safe.
  • Chimney – If the property has a chimney, then the flue, pipes and ventilation need to be checked regularly.

What else is the council responsible for?

If you are a tenant of a rented council home or housing association property and the issues with your property have not been repaired, you may be eligible to make a housing disrepair claim for the repair of your property and compensation.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
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What can I include in my housing disrepair compensation claim with the Council?

  • Personal Possessions – If any of your personal things have either been damaged or destroyed as a direct result of the council not carrying out appropriate and needed repair work, then you may include these in your compensation claim so that you can replace them if possible.
  • House furnishings – If any of your furnishings such as carpets, curtains, sofas, other furniture etc have been destroyed or damaged due to a problem within the property such as a water leak or electrical fault fire for example, then again, you may include these in your claim so that they can be replaced.
  • Clothes and material items – Any clothing or other material items such as curtains, bedding etc that may have been spoilt due to damp conditions in the home or mould growth for example may be claimed for.
  • Damage to private property – If any of your private belongings have been ruined whilst repair work was being carried out, then you may claim compensation for these items.

As long as any of the above is a direct result of negligence by the council in their duties as your landlord, then you should certainly include them in your council and local authority compensation claims.

Claim compensation from the council if repairs are not carried out

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*.

Council house disrepair compensation claims for personal belongings

If you have suffered damage to your personal belongings as a result of the inaction of your landlord or local authority, you may wish to consider making a compensation claim.

This could include compensation for any damage to clothing, bedding, furniture, or other personal belongings, which was caused by mould, a water leak, or any other incident for which the landlord or local authority was responsible. It is also possible to claim for any damage that may have been caused during repair works. If you would like more information on how to go about making a compensation claim, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.

Council house disrepair compensation claim for sickness

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.

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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No win no fee council housing disrepair compensation claims

If you are considering making a claim for council house disrepair compensation, it is important to be aware of the No Win No Fee policy that our firm operates by. This means that if we were to represent you in a claim against your landlord and did not win, you would not be required to pay us anything at all for our fees.

This policy gives every claimant who deserves to be compensated the chance to make a claim without having to worry about the financial implications of seeking legal help.

If we were to take on your case and win, you would only be required to pay us a small percentage of your awarded amount. We are only legally allowed to take a small, capped percentage of your compensation amount, so the rest would be yours.

Am I eligible to make a housing association disrepair claim?

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 able 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 solicitors would discuss your case with you before offering valuable advice on how best to proceed in filing your claim.

What is housing disrepair?

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.

Claiming compensation for disrepair in council housing

Housing disrepair experts can help council tenants make a claim for the repairs their council has failed to carry out. In addition to claiming for the repairs, we can help you claim for compensation if you have suffered from injury, illness or financial setbacks as a result of the disrepair in your home.

Our housing disrepair solicitors are able to help council tenants make a claim for the repairs their council failed to carry out. In addition to claiming for the repairs, we can also assist with claims arising from injury, illness or financial setbacks resulting from the disrepair in your home.

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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