Shiplate housing disrepair claims

If you live in a property in, for example, Shiplate 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 there a way to file a housing disrepair claim with the council in Shiplate?

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

Can you make a housing disrepair claim against housing associations?

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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Wayne B

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

Liam M

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.

Ashley Y

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.

How much compensation can you claim from Shiplate council for housing disrepair?

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

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 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 it possible to obtain 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?
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How long can council landlords leave you without 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.

Who is responsible for windows and doors in a rented 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 structural issues?

The law dictates that the landlord is responsible for most exterior and structural repairs to the rented property. This responsibility is outlined in Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. The Act covers all types of necessary repairs, including those to the structure and exterior of the property. In addition, landlords must keep their rental homes in a state that is fit for human habitation- this includes ensuring that any damage to the property is repaired without delay.

If there are any safety hazards connected with the structure or outside of your rental property, the landlord is responsible for correcting them at their own expense. Although your tenancy agreement may state that you are responsible for some basic maintenance, 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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