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The pandemic highlights the generational divide in living conditions.

The Resolution Foundation found that those who are living in the worst conditions are actually the 16-24-year-old bracket. As the lockdown enforced little to no movement amongst the general populous, it was those who fell into the younger age brackets which were said to have put up with the worst living conditions.

The research found that those in the youngest bracket were three times more likely to live in damp conditions and one-and-a-half times more likely to have no garden. As the local lockdowns continue to be enforced across Britain, it is becoming more evident that the housing conditions, in general, are far from satisfactory.

Findings

The study also found that those in the younger bracket had on average 26metres of space in which to live in comparison with the over 65's bracket, which had 50 metres on average.

When also digging deeper into the study, which was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, it highlighted that ethnicity and income were commonly linked with poor living conditions. With 20% of children from a low-income home having spent time in an overcrowded space during the lockdown, whereas this figure is only 3% in the higher-income homes. 10% of those low-income home children were also found to be living in a state of housing disrepair due to damp conditions, with 6% having no access to the internet.

Nearly 40% of under-16s from black, Asian or ethnic-minority background households are growing up with no outside space, whereas this figure is only 17% in white homes.

The most shocking fact is that despite the improvement in housing standards across the past decades, overcrowding has increased across all age groups, with young adults and children being by far the most likely to live in a crowded home. 

Needing Help?

If you feel your house is in a state of disrepair, contact us today. Whether you rent from a private landlord, housing association or council, we will be able to help you with your housing disrepair claims.

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Did your landlord protect your tenancy deposit?

Did your landlord protect your tenancy deposit?

If not, you could be entitled to thousands in compensation!

The Law

Well, when it comes to tenancy deposit claims it's pretty simple! Your landlord is required by law to pay your deposit into one of three government-protected deposit schemes.

This must be done within 30 days of you paying the deposit, if not you're entitled to claim.

How it works

If your deposit was not paid into one of the schemes within the 30-day allocation, they breach the law, and therefore you are entitled to 1-3 times the deposit paid.

Due to the fact that this law seems so readily ignored Antony Hodari Solicitors, who have been a reliable firm of solicitors for over 35 years' are here to help! We protect the rights of tenants across the country in several different matters. 

A reliable solicitor

As a company, we will operate solely on a no win no fee basis and will always be fighting in your corner. All we ask is that you help us to gather the information by providing items such as proof of your payment. 

With our support, you can claim against your landlord regarding your tenancy deposit, and you can win!

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Dangerous council homes have more than trebled...

So here's the issue, every year the number of council homes up-and-down the country which are deemed to be hazardous and therefore dangerous to live in grows. As these numbers show no sign of slowing down, it means more and more tenants are living somewhere where they could be entitled to damages, especially when the state of disrepair causes ill-health to the tenant or any of their family.

The figure in the UK has risen to over 8100 homes, over three times the number from the previous year. This figure only includes those homes which are deemed to be a 'serious hazard' and don't include those falling lower down the scale of severity.

As the waiting lists grow and the stock of available housing dwindles, more and more people will inevitably require legal support. That is where we come in. We can support you in your search for damages and bring legal proceedings against your landlord.

In England, there are over 245,000 people in homes which fall under the 'poor quality' standard and therefore fail to meet the Decent Homes Standard.

If any of the above sounds like a situation, you have found yourself in. Or, if you know of anyone who has been subjected to a less than satisfactory standard of living due to housing disrepair. Follow any of the steps below and get in touch with us.

Find us at www.antonyhodari.co.uk

Send an email to info@antonyhodari.co.uk

Call us on 0161 832 4781

 Antony Hodari Solicitors, housing disrepair specialists