Church Wood housing disrepair claims

If you are a council or local housing association tenant residing in a property in Church Wood or any other UK city, if the property has fallen into a state of disrepair our solicitors can help you to claim compensation from your landlord. This is commonly referred to as filing a housing disrepair claim

Our ‘no win, no fee‘ policy means that the entire process is free of charge to you. Call us on 0333 050 8882 to start the process or fill in the form below.

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Is it possible to file a housing disrepair claim with Church Wood council?

The council is in charge of most home repairs, including minor leaks and emergency repairs. If the council has failed to act on problems you have reported, you may be able to make a claim against them. Making a claim might result in the court ordering the council to make a repair, and you might even be compensated.

You can seek compensation for a variety of problems, including the destruction of your personal belongings, furnishings, clothes, or other materials. You may also claim recompense for the damage caused by the council’s inaction in the event of sickness or injury.

If you think you have a case for housing disrepair, you should contact a solicitor who specialises in this area of law. They will be able to assess your individual case and advise you on the best course of action. If you do decide to make a claim, there are time limits in place, so it is important to act quickly

Is it possible to make a housing association housing disrepair claim?

A decent level of living is to be expected as a social housing tenant. Our social housing disrepair lawyers can assist you in taking action and obtaining the repairs you require, as well as compensation for any losses or suffering you have endured. If you have issues with your housing association, it is critical that you act right now. You may begin by submitting a concern to the association.

A housing association must make sure that the residences it offers are in good working order, and that any faults are promptly addressed. Otherwise, it may be held liable and required to pay compensation as a result of its conduct or inaction.

Our housing disrepair experts are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties that renting poor housing can cause for renters.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

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Council Tenant

We had been waiting for 12 months for the damp to be repaired by the council but got nowhere. We were told by a friend that this company could help and within 6 months we received compensation for damages & all the damp and mould was removed.

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

How much compensation can you claim from housing associations in Church Wood?

Damages

General damages and special damages are two types of compensation that you may be entitled to in a Housing Disrepair Claim. The rent you paid while your home was being neglected can be used as the basis for your claim. A percentage of your rent will be determined based on how serious the disrepair was.

The part you receive is determined by how bad the disrepair was. You could be compensated 100% if the home was completely unhabitable. This is, however, uncommon; most claims are between 25% and 50% of your rent.

What else is the landlord responsible for?

Have you filed a complaint regarding the following types of housing association or council property disrepair, that hasn’t been addressed?

  • Damp or mould on walls
  • Water damage from leaks
  • Damaged or leaking roof and guttering
  • Broken or rotten windows and doors
  • Broken appliances such as fridges and washing machines
  • Broken bathroom fittings
  • Internal damage to wallpaper, paint, carpets and curtains
  • Damage to any electrics
  • Broken heating systems and radiators
  • Damage to internal gas and water pipe work
  • Mice Problems
  • Rat Problems
  • Any other damage to your property no matter how minor

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Do landlords have to fix damp?

Yes, Mould can cause a range of health problems, so it’s important that your landlord takes action to remove it as soon as possible. If they don’t, you may be able to claim for any resulting illness, as well as the cost of replacing affected belongings.

What is included in a housing disrepair claim?

A housing disrepair claim can cover a variety of problems, from damp and mildew to electrical faults and structural decay. If your house is in bad condition and has caused you hassle or financial loss, you may be able to seek compensation from your landlord. You may also be able on occasion to get back the rent that was paid while the property was being fixed.

What are the time limits for filing a housing disrepair claim?

There is no specific time limit for making a housing disrepair claim, but it is generally advisable to act quickly. This is because the sooner you bring a claim, the easier it will be to gather evidence and establish liability. In some cases, there may also be statutory deadlines that apply to your claim. For example, if you are claiming for personal injury, you must to deal with it as soon as possible.

If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you believe is caused by mould, you should speak to a solicitor about bringing a claim for compensation.

Is there any way to receive compensation for mould?

What are the causes of damp and mould? In buildings such as houses and flats, mould is caused by excessive moisture. This could be due to leaking pipes, or damage to the roof or the windows which causes the rain to seep in. If the water is used in a newly built home, while the house is still drying out, this can also cause mould.

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How long can a landlord leave you without hot water or heating?

According to English law, your landlord is required to provide you with a dependable source of heating or hot water at all times. This implies that as a renter, you are entitled to a central heating system or space-heating equipment in each of the property’s rooms. Water for boiling should also be available.

The landlord is responsible for maintaining the hot water and heating systems, as well as appliances such as electric heaters, that he or she has installed. They must also ensure that these systems are in good working order. If you have any difficulties with your heating or hot water system, your landlord is responsible for making the necessary repairs and paying for any maintenance.

Is there any way for me to be compensated if my roof is leaking?

Landlords are responsible for maintaining the condition of their rented homes, which includes everything from water systems to heating systems to drainage and external pipes, as well as sanitary fittings. This implies that if there is a water leak in your rental property, the landlord is liable for repairs.

They must also ensure that the property is safe and fit for human habitation. If water damage has resulted from a water leak, the landlord may also be responsible for repairing this damage.

In most cases, a landlord can’t terminate your tenancy until the issue for which they are responsible has been resolved. There may be times, however, when you must leave early. If you believe that despite the fact that your home is secure and suitable for human habitation, the landlord has neglected to repair a problem that makes it unsuitable for you.

Who is in charge of the windows and doors in a housing association property?

Landlords are responsible for exterior repairs to a rental property, including damage to doors and windows. This responsibility exists even if the rental agreement says that the tenant is responsible for repairs. Damaged or broken windows and doors can lead to many issues, including damp and mould, and can also be a safety risk.

Landlords should ensure that external windows and doors can close and that they are damp and draught-proof. They should fix any eroded sealants, broken door handles or locks, rotten window frames, faulty hinges or broken glass.

Can I make a housing disrepair claim for issues with the building? 

The landlord is required by law to make most external and structural repairs to the leased property under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This obligation is found in Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which applies to all sorts of necessary repairs, including those that impact the property’s structure or aesthetic appeal.

If there are any safety hazards with the property or its vicinity, the landlord is responsible for resolving them on their own dime. Although your tenancy agreement may indicate that you are responsible for some basic maintenance, such as changing light bulbs, most structural repairs fall outside of your responsibilities.

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