Housing disrepair claims in Rake Common

If you are a council or local housing association tenant residing in a property in Rake Common 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 there a way to file a housing disrepair claim with the council in Rake Common?

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?

You are entitled to a decent standard of living as a social housing tenant. Our social housing disrepair solicitors can assist you in taking action and obtaining the repairs you require, as well as receiving compensation for any losses or suffering you have had to endure. If you have issues with your housing association, it is critical that you act right away. You may begin by submitting a complaint to the association.

A housing association must ensure that the homes it offers are in a good state of repair and that any disrepair concerns are addressed promptly. Otherwise, the organization may be held responsible and required to pay damages as a result of its actions or inaction.

Our housing disrepair professionals are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial strains that renting poor housing can have on tenants.

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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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

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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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.

How much compensation can you claim from housing associations in Rake Common?

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?

If your rented council home or housing association property has issues that have not been repaired find out if you are eligible to make a housing disrepair claim for property repair and compensation.

  • 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

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Does my housing association landlord have to fix damp?

Yes, Landlords are often responsible for dealing with rising damp. This is because there’s an implied term in your tenancy agreement that says that it’s the landlord’s responsibility to keep the exterior and structure of your home in repair.

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 specific timetable for bringing a housing disrepair claim, but it is typically preferable to act quickly. This is because the sooner you bring a complaint, the easier it will be to gather evidence and establish liability. There may also be legal time restrictions attached to your case, such as if you are claiming for medical damage caused by mould. If you believe that mould caused an illness diagnosed in you, you should consult with a lawyer about pursuing compensation claims.

A housing disrepair claim can cover a wide range of issues, including damp and mildew, electrical issues, and structural deterioration. If your house is in poor condition and has caused you problems, you might be eligible for any medical expenses or damaged to personal belongings compensation.

Is there any way to receive compensation for mould?

Yes, if you are making a mould-related claim for an illness or injury caused by mould, your compensation payout could be worth tens of thousands of pounds. If your mould-related claim is successful, you can expect to receive two types of payout.

The first part of your mould compensation will be general damages. This is the largest payout, which compensates you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your illness.

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

According to English law, your landlord is obligated to provide you with a dependable source of heating or hot water at all times. This means that as a tenant, you are entitled to have a central heating system or equipment for space heating in every room of the property that you occupy. The rented property should also have a working boiler for heating water.

Your landlord is responsible for maintaining the hot water and heating systems as well as appliances such as electric heaters that they have supplied. They must also ensure that these systems are kept in proper working order. If you experience any problems with your heating or hot water systems, your landlord must make the repairs and they must pay for said repairs and maintenance themselves.

Can you claim 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.

Who is responsible for windows and doors in a rented property?

Landlords are responsible for any damage to the exterior of a rental property, including doors and windows. Even if the tenancy states that the tenant is responsible for repairs, this duty exists. Damaged or broken windows and doors can lead to a slew of problems, including dampness and mould, as well as being a safety hazard.

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

The landlord is obligated by law to make most external and structural repairs to the leased property under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This duty is outlined in Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which applies to all sorts of required repairs, including those affecting the property’s structure or appearance.

If there are any safety concerns with the property or the surroundings, the landlord is responsible for addressing them at their own cost. Although your tenancy agreement may say that you are responsible for some basic upkeep, such as changing light bulbs, most structural repairs remain the responsibility of the landlord.

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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