Landlords are required by law to ensure that your property is kept in good repair.
When this does not happen, we may be able to help by acting on your behalf under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. In addition, the Homes (Fitness for Habitation Act) seeks to improve housing conditions, and it is a requirement as an implied covenant that homes should be ‘Fit For Human Habitation’. The ‘fitness’ will be particularly relevant as it demands adequate ventilation and a home free from damp.
The Act covers all shorthold and secure tenancies, whether a social landlord owns the property, i.e. Local Authorities and Housing Associations, or a private landlord, which could be an individual landlord or a company. If you have suffered any inconvenience, injury or illness as a result of disrepair, Antony Hodari Solicitors will work hard to help you receive the maximum compensation as well as making sure the repairs to the property are completed.
To make a claim for housing disrepair, we will look to establish the specific terms and conditions of your Tenancy Agreement. Following a review of the agreement, there may also be some other landlord obligations that may assist in deciding to what extent your landlord is liable for the disrepair to your property.