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If you live in social housing or a local housing association property in the uk, we can assist you in claiming compensation if the property you reside in has fallen into a state of disrepair. This is commonly known as filing a compensation claim for despair against a housing association landlord.
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As a social housing tenant, you are entitled to a good standard of living. No matter what your housing association does or does not do, our disrepair in social housing solicitors can help you take action and get the repairs you need – as well as get you compensated for losses and suffering you have had to endure.
If you are experiencing any problems with your housing association, it is important that you take action as soon as possible. You can start by making a complaint to the association.
Essentially, a housing association must make sure that the dwellings it offers are in a reasonable condition and that disrepair issues, if any, are addressed promptly. Otherwise, the organization may be held liable and required to pay compensation for injuries caused by their actions or inaction.
Our housing disrepair professionals are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial strains that renting poor housing can have on tenants.
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Types of Damages
The amount of compensation owed to you in a local housing authority claim fall under two categories – general damages and special damages.
The rent you have paid during the time your property was in disrepair can be used as the basis for your compensation claim. You will be awarded a percentage of your rent that reflects the severity of the disrepair.
The actual percentage you receive depends on how uninhabitable the property was. If the property was completely uninhabitable, you would be compensated 100%. However, this is very rare and most claims range between 25% and 50% of the rent you paid.
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.
If you are injured as a result of your housing association’s failure to maintain their property in a reasonable state of repair or to deal with reported issues in a timely manner, you may be able to take legal action against them and receive compensation for your injuries.
Our housing disrepair solicitors can advise you on whether you are eligible to make a claim and can represent you on a no win no fee basis should you decide to take legal action against your housing association.
Landlords are responsible for the exterior upkeep of their rental properties, including damage to doors and windows. This responsibility exists even if the rental agreement says that the tenant is responsible for repairs. Damaged or broken windows and doors can lead to many issues, including dampness and mould, and can also be a safety risk.
Landlords should ensure that external windows and doors can close and that they are draught-proof. They should fix any eroded sealants, broken door handles or locks, rotten window frames, faulty hinges or broken glass.
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.
Housing disrepair is a situation in which the condition of a rented house or flat has deteriorated or changed negatively since the tenant 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 legal action being taken.
According to the United Kingdom’s Housing Act 2004, Section 212, any property which does not meet the basic standards of sanitation and safety is in violation of the law. This can pose a serious risk to human health, as some of the common problems experienced by tenants and their families include leaks and damp conditions that can cause mould-related illnesses such as asthma, poorly maintained premises that can lead to slip, trip and fall accidents, and faulty wiring that poses a greater-than-average fire risk.
Additionally, poorly maintained and lit common areas such as stairwells can be dangerous, and problems with windows and doors can lead to condensation build-up and damp or mould growth.