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Housing Disrepair Claims For Tenants
If your rented Home, through social housing or a Private Landlord, has fallen into a state of disrepair or in simpler terms deteriorated, from what it was when you moved in, and your landlord has failed to repair your home, then our lawyers can help you to re-claim your rent and any costs in you repairing your rented home.
This is not limited to physical deterioration. It can be a rat infestation, it could be a mould problem, it could be a broken boiler, it could be a leaking gutter. Whatever the problem that prevents you from enjoying your rented home as a home, our experienced team of solicitors and surveyors are here to help you and guide you to ensure that you are compensated for what is your Right.
It might not just stop there; the state of your deteriorated/disrepaired home might lead to even worse consequences, such as a physical, psychological or financial loss/injury.
How can Freeman Harris Solicitors help with your housing disrepair claim?
Our solicitors understand that this can be a distressing time and can affect your life adversely and we are here for you every step of the way to support and guide you through the entire legal process to ensure you are Fairly and Justly compensated for all your losses.
The best part of it, is that we do this on a no win no fee basis for tenants, meaning you do not pay us a penny and we recover all costs from the Landlord subject to our success fee.
So if your landlord has refused to repair your home and you feel you are banging your head against a damp brick wall, which might collapse in any event, please call our team of experts to discuss whether you can make a housing disrepair claim. You can call us on 020 7790 7311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our team of lawyers at Freeman Harris can assist your including acting on record to defend any spurious claim presented by your Tenant.
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You need to have reported the problem to your landlord, asking them to fix the issue with the house you live in. If you haven’t, you must do so in writing outlining the issues and what needs to be resolved.
It is important that you have proof of you reporting the problem with a specified date. If your landlord doesn’t address the problem, you must send another reminder.
We will need to see such proof in order to assess your claim.
Our Legal Team
With over 10 years’ experience in dealing with various litigation matters, I am well placed to head up our specialist housing disrepair department in. I have worked on a number of disrepair cases helping tenants get rightful compensation.
Common Housing Disrepair Questions
In order for any issues in your rented property to amount to disrepair, there must be deterioration. Deterioration is when parts or the entire property are in a worse condition that it was at the time you moved in.
Your landlord must keep the house in a good condition, failing to do so would result in a housing disrepair claim.
If any new work is done in the property by the landlord after you have moved in, and the new work deteriorates, then it isn't a housing disrepair claim.
We have written a post on what is housing disrepair, which you can read here.
It is the implied responsibility of the landlords to repair any damage caused to the house that you reside in. A landlord cannot refuse to repair any damage especially for it wasn’t caused by the tenant.
There are three principal areas where the landlords have to carry out repair works. These include the exterior of the property, the bathrooms and the property utilities.
The tenancy agreement can outline what has to be repaired by the landlord.
If you have notified the landlord that there are issues that need to be fixed and they refuse, you should try and negotiate with them. This can be done through the letting agents or directly, depending on your agreement.
If your landlord still refuses, this can then be escalated through solicitors.You may be eligible for compensation as a result of this issue, and the possible resulting ill health or damage to your belongings.
If you have caused damage to the property then the landlord may not be liable.
You need to keep a record of the date you reported the housing disrepair issue and a copy of all correspondence with your landlord.
It is very helpful if you take photographs of the areas involved and the steps you had to take as a result of non-repair.
You should keep receipts of any expenses you have incurred and any health issues must be discussed with your GP.
When we take on a claim, the first step is to assess the claim and we will then notify your landlord as per the pre-action protocols. The letter of claim that we write will outline the following:
- outline a method to resolve the housing disrepair issue
- request that that any remedial works to be completed in the property, which are the landlord's responsibility
- request compensation for the housing disrepair
- outline and exchange evidence of housing disrepair
- keep the costs of resolving the matter as low as possible
We cannot tell you what the total compensation of your claim would be until we review your case.
We have written a post on calculating a housing disrepair claim, which you can read to understand the value of your claim.
Housing Disrepair Costs
No win, no fee.
We only take on matters against housing associations and companies acting as landlords.
Please note we do not offer a no win no fee service to landlord’s at this moment.