Here at Antony Hodari solicitors, we specialise in all things housing disrepair. So we thought it best to talk you through the legal obligations bestowed upon your landlord and the issues of disrepair which they must rectify, as well as any damages which are available to be claimed if problems have arisen.
Firstly, if you are a tenant living in rented accommodation, your landlord has to legally ensure that specific provisions have been made for your safety and wellbeing. These include:
All of the types of disrepair stated above can bring about legal proceedings, whereby the tenant can claim compensation relating to:
Health issues - If the tenant or any of their family have suffered health-related problems as a result of the disrepair.
Damage to household belongings - If any of the tenant's possessions incur damage due to the disrepair or the fixing of the disrepair.
General inconvenience - If some or most of your house is inhabitable due to the level of disrepair this may be classed as a general inconvenience
There are multiple ways that disrepair can happen to a dwelling here are a few which you may have encountered.
What can WE do next?
If your landlord hasn't kept your home in a good state of repair, here are the ways we can help!
We look into your tenancy agreement and collect all the facts and information regarding disrepair.
We instruct a professional surveyor to complete a report.
We consider any illness or poor-health which has occurred due to the disrepair, as well as any other losses such as damage to property etc.
Request the landlord to make the repairs within an agreed timeframe.
Try to negotiate an early settlement, without court action.
Explain the court proceedings if needed.
Well, if you think you have issues of housing disrepair get in touch with us as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help and progress your claim through the necessary means.