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 Runnymede Borough Council
Call us on 0333 050 8887 or fill in the form for immediate help & assistance with your housing association disrepair claim.
Request a FREE property inspection to find out how much your claim is worth.
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 both small leaks and emergency repairs. If the council has failed to act on issues that you have notified them about, 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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 not been repaired, you may be eligible to make a housing disrepair claim for the necessary repairs and compensation.
Have you made a complaint about any of the following types of damage to your council or housing association and they weren’t fixed?
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 illness as a result of your council landlord’s failure to maintain their property in a satisfactory condition, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
You will need to provide evidence of your illness, such as a doctor’s note, and prove that the council had a duty of care to you as their tenant. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of the illness and how long it lasted. You can also include claims for loss of earnings and care costs if necessary. Make sure you get in touch with a legal professional to find out more and start the process of claiming the compensation you deserve.
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.
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.