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Housing Disrepair Claims And Compensation

Is your house under ongoing disrepair? Are you struggling with water damages? Is fungus & mould affecting your house? Is the health of your loved ones at risk? Is the council ignoring your repair plea?

If you have rented a poorly maintained property and are struggling with a negligent landlord, you could be eligible for up to £10,000 in housing disrepair claims, compensation & repairs.

What Counts as Housing Disrepair

Whether you’re renting a property with your housing association or local council, you have the right to live in a well-maintained and hazard-free house. 

Housing disrepair refers to a situation where a rented property requires repair and is deemed unsuitable for tenants. Your landlord has various responsibilities under three primary legislations in the UK:
Thus, if you’re living in a rented property unfit for habitation, one of your rights as a tenant is claiming compensation from housing association, negligent landlord or local council in the UK.

Housing Disrepair Compensation Claims

If you’re tired of calling your landlord for the necessary repairs to prevent mould, dampness or vermin from entering the property, you are legally entitled to compensation.

With our help, you can file a housing disrepair claim against a negligent landlord, housing association or local council. Housing disrepair claims are made for the following:

Common Types of Housing Disrepair Claims

Damp or mould on walls

Rotten windows & doors

Water damage or leaks

Broken Bathroom fittings

Damaged or leaking roof​

Damaged wallpaper or paint

Faulty guttering & seepage

Broken or faulty appliances

Broken windows or doors

If you have already made a complaint considering the above-listed issues to your landlord, housing association or local council, and they were still not fixed, you’re legally entitled to housing disrepair compensation. 

Requirements for Housing Disrepair Claims

The first step is to contact your landlord or housing association and request repairs. If they fail (or are still liable) to make the requested repairs within a reasonable time, you can start a housing disrepair claim. The time considerations depend on the action you want to take, such as:

Common Types of Housing Disrepair Claims

Damp or mould on walls

Rotten windows & doors

Broken windows or doors

Faulty guttering & seepage

Broken Bathroom fittings

Damaged or leaking roof​

Damaged wallpaper or paint

Broken or faulty appliances

If you have already made a complaint considering the above-listed issues to your landlord, housing association or local council, and they were still not fixed, you’re legally entitled to housing disrepair compensation. 

Requirements for Housing Disrepair Claims

The first step is to contact your landlord or housing association and request repairs. If they fail (or are still liable) to make the requested repairs within a reasonable time, you can start a housing disrepair claim. The time considerations depend on the action you want to take, such as:

Against Whom Can I Make Housing Disrepair Claims?

If you live in an unmaintained house, remember that the law binds your landlord to carry out the repairs you report to them promptly and satisfactorily. However, if they fail to carry out the repairs, you should start your housing disrepair claim against your local council, housing association or landlord who failed to carry out the essential repairs for your house.

Our Housing Disrepair Claims Process

As part of our initial consultation, we would analyse your living situation and provide legal aid for housing disrepair claims. We would also recommend a qualified housing disrepair solicitor to start representing you. You should get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering caused due to housing disrepair, and we are here to do just that.

*We pursue claims under Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) on a no win no fee basis in the UK.

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Is your home owned by the local council or housing association?

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What is the disrepair?
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Where in the UK are you from?

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You are qualified for housing disrepair claim, fill in below detail to initiate the process.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Thank you for providing us with your contact details and answering our questions. One of our experts in housing disrepair claims will contact you shortly to discuss your situation further. During the call, we will ask you more questions about the circumstances of your claim.

Based on the information you provide,we will need to arrange triage in order to assess the worth of your claim, and advise you on the next steps necessary to pursue a successful claim and repairs.

You can help progress your claim by submitting evidence of the damage to your property by responding to the email sent to your email address. Helpful evidence includes the following:

  1. Photographs of the damage and disrepair
  2. Screenshots of emails/messages sent to the council/housing association

Note: You are not obligated to use our service; all work is carried out on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Have a great day ahead!

Unfortunately, we are unable to help you with your claim.

Please ensure that you satisfy housing disrepair claim criteria. The general criteria to qualify for claiming housing disrepair compensation are as follows:

  1. There needs to be disrepair present in your house
  2. The local council or housing association should own the home
  3. The disrepair issue is reported (also requires communication evidence)
  4. The landlord has not completed the repairs within a reasonable time
  5. While having more than £1000 in rent arrears doesn't invalidate your claim, it can adversely affect how the court or housing authority views your situation.
  6. It's important to note that housing laws and regulations can differ between Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England. We, at My Disrepair Claims, cover only England and Wales.
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About Anderson Smith Law

We at Anderson Smith Law use our legal expertise to help our clients deliver exceptional services by obtaining opportunities and minimising risk. We understand and empathise with the physical, emotional and financial stress from poorly maintained property. Therefore, we work tirelessly to hold negligent landlords, local councils and housing associations accountable for the disrepair.

Our comprehensive approach, tenacious advocacy and legal expertise allow us to navigate the complexities of housing disrepair claims and compensation effectively. We always work and advocate for the best interests of tenants following the legislation in the UK.

Why Choose Anderson Smith Law Solicitors?

  • Free 30 Mins Consultation
  • Housing disrepair expertise
  • 100% success (No-win, No-fee)
  • Local knowledge & accessibility 
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About Anderson Smith Law

We at Anderson Smith Law use our legal expertise to help our clients deliver exceptional services by obtaining opportunities and minimising risk. We understand and empathise with the physical, emotional and financial stress from poorly maintained property. Therefore, we work tirelessly to hold negligent landlords, local councils and housing associations accountable for the disrepair.

Our comprehensive approach, tenacious advocacy and legal expertise allow us to navigate the complexities of housing disrepair claims and compensation effectively. We always work and advocate for the best interests of tenants following the legislation in the UK.

Why Choose Anderson Smith Law Solicitors?

  • Free 30 Mins Consultation
  • Housing disrepair expertise
  • 100% success (No-win, No-fee)
  • Local knowledge & accessibility

Frequently Asked Questions

You may file a claim if the disrepair in your house was 100% avoidable, but your landlord’s negligence resulted in compromised habitat. Additionally, it would be best if you showed that your landlord knowingly failed to take action to address the disrepair.

You must prove that your landlord was aware of the property’s disrepair through repeated notifications. Typically, housing disrepair solicitors will collect and evaluate:

  • Physical evidence, such as photographs documenting the disrepair.
  • Communication evidence, such as emails and text messages indicating notifications sent to the landlord.
  • Information from other tenants who may have experienced similar issues.
  • Detailed examination of the property itself.

Before initiating a housing disrepair claim, it is important to notify your landlord at least 21 days in advance via email, text message, in person, or by letter. If your landlord responds to your notification, you must allow them a reasonable amount of time to complete the repairs. If they fail to do so, start your housing disrepair claim right away.

The compensation amount you can claim varies based on the severity of the problems you have encountered and how they have affected you. Other factors considered include the date you initially notified your landlord and the strength of your evidence against them.

Our housing disrepair solicitors will help gather the necessary experience and adopt a friendly approach to ensure you receive comprehensive support. We will guide you every step of the way, minimising stress and ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

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