Lower Darwen housing disrepair claim

If you live in a property in, for example, Lower Darwen or any other UK city and the property has become uninhabitable due to disrepair, our solicitors can assist you in filing a housing disrepair claim. This is commonly known as lodging 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 Lower Darwen council?

If you live in a council owned property the council is in charge of most home repairs, including minor leaks and emergency repairs. If the city has failed to address issues you have brought to their attention, you may be able to file a claim against them. Making a claim might result in the court ordering the city to make a repair, as well as compensation for expenses incurred, “loss of

There are a few things to consider before filing a complaint against the council, however. You must first ensure that you reported the problem to the council and that they have not responded to it.

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

For a social housing tenant, there should be a reasonable standard of living. Our social housing disrepair team can help you deal with the situation and receive the improvements you require as well as compensation for any losses or suffering you have endured. It is critical that you take action right now if there are difficulties with your housing association. You might start by submitting a complaint to the organisation.

A housing association must be sure that the homes it offers are in good working order, and that any issues are promptly addressed. Otherwise, it could be held responsible and liable for compensation as a result of its actions or inaction.

Our housing disrepair professionals are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial setbacks that renting poor housing can present for tenants.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Housing Association Tenant

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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

My flat was repaired in time for my child’s birth and I received rent refunds and compensation. The team were very helpful and understanding of my dangerous situation.

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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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Housing Association Tenant

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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 Lower Darwen council for housing disrepair?

Types of 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 actual percentage you receive depends on how uninhabitable the property was. If the property was completely uninhabitable, you would be compensated 100%. However, this is very rare and most claims range between 25% and 50% of the rent you paid.

What else is the landlord responsible for?

If your house has had disrepair issues that have made you or someone in your family ill, damaged property, or caused you inconvenience, you are entitled to compensation. If you haven’t been able to use part or all of your home because of the disrepair, you may also request reimbursement for rent.

  • Damp problems
  • Mould issues
  • Pest infestations
  • Damaged Windows & Doors
  • Leaking water
  • Pest infestations, Mice, Rats & Insects
  • Broken heating systems
  • Problems with gas pipes or electrical wiring
  • Internal deterioration such as damage to carpet, walls etc.
  • Structural problems, including damaged gutters, drains & pipes
  • Environmental health issues, bathroom, sanitary & sewage

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
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Does the council 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 restrictions for bringing a housing disrepair claim?

There is no set timetable for bringing a claim for housing disrepair, but it is generally preferable to act quickly. This is because the sooner you bring a claim, the easier it will be to gather evidence and establish liability. There may also be legal time limits associated with your claim, such as if you are claiming for personal harm. If you believe that mould caused an illness diagnosed in you, you should consult a lawyer about pursuing compensation claims.

Mould can cause a variety of health problems, so it is important that your landlord takes action to address the problem as soon as possible. If they don’t, you could be eligible for any medical expenses or lost items compensation.

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

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.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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

A landlord is allowed to leave a tenant without hot water or heating for a reasonable amount of time. What constitutes a reasonable amount of time is determined on a case-by-case basis. The most important factor to consider is the safety and well-being of the tenant. If the landlord fails to provide these services within 48 hours.

Is it possible to get compensated for a leaking roof?

Landlords are responsible for keeping their rented property in good shape, which includes everything from water installations to heating systems to drainage and external pipes, as well as sanitary fittings, gas and electricity. This implies that if there is a water leak in your rental home, the landlord is responsible for making 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 situations, a landlord can’t terminate your tenancy until the problem they are responsible for has been addressed. However, there may be instances when you must depart early. If you believe that despite the fact that your property is secure and suitable for human habitation, the landlord has failed to repair a problem that makes it unsuitable for your family.

Is my landlord responsible for the windows & doors in my council 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.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
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