If you live in a rented council home, or a social housing property your landlord is required to ensure that your home is fit for human habitation and in proper working order.
Housing disrepair is when a rented property deteriorates or requires repairs so that it is safe and suitable to live in, it is your landlord’s responsibility to ensure a reasonable living standard is met.
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, gutters, drains & pipes, structural issues, broken kitchen, bathroom fittings & more. Take action and contact our team today on 0333 050 8887Instant Claim Calculator
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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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.
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If a landlord has been notified of a disrepair issue, such as leaks, dampness, infestations, or problems with installations like the lack of heating or hot water and the problem hasn’t been addressed, a solicitor can bring an action for specific repairs in which the court orders that required repair work be done.
Your landlord cannot charge you for any of the repair work listed above and they are responsible for these repairs irrespective of what your tenancy agreement says. However, if your landlord agrees they may also be responsible for additional repairs too, this depends on your tenancy agreement. If you’re looking for advice contact our team today on 0333 050 8887
Our Chelmsford based housing disrepair solicitors are ready to assist you no matter where you live providing that it is in England. Our team can assist tenants in all UK postcodes so don’t worry if your postcode isn’t listed below, simply take the first step and contact us.
Postcode district: CM1, CM2, CM3
Post town: Chelmsford
Dialling code: 01245
Elevation: 33m (108ft)
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If the property is unstable or has a severe damp problem, it may be uninhabitable. If the layout is unsafe, if there isn’t enough natural light, or if there is not enough ventilation, the problem may be uninhabitable.
Housing disrepair is when the condition of a rental home has gotten worse since you moved in. This can be due to the property being in a bad condition when you moved in, or it can be because it has gotten worse over time.