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Claiming Compensation for Housing Disrepair

Each day, courts see several cases that include housing disrepairs: loosely pipes, defective electrical wiring, & mould in the walls… the quantity of damages a property can take are practically endless. While houses undoubtedly get worse with time, it is a landlord’s responsibility to keep the residence from falling into a condition of downfall. And when a landlord neglects to repair the required things to keep his home safe and protected for his tenants, then statements can and should be produced to compensate the tenants. Compensation for this kind of disrepairs can be produced to protect damage to belongings, personal damage or any other problems caused by the disrepair.

The compensation amount that can be acquired depends on the degree or seriousness of the harm, as well as the impact that the disrepair has got on the tenant’s lifestyle.

Here are a few examples of when compensation is achievable:

When belongings were damaged…

If disrepairs in your home have caused any harm or harm to your possessions, then you might claim compensation. For example, clothes and bedding impacted by mould as an outcome of a leaking roof can be regarded as for compensation, similarly with carpets or ground mats. Electric appliances that are broken due to defective electrical wires are furthermore examples of harmed possessions. You may also claim compensation when the deterioration is done throughout the repairment of the house. In these sorts of cases, compensation is generally in the form of maintenance to, or substitutes of, the damage valuables.

When personal injuries are concerned...

Personal injuries triggered by disrepairs are generally not corrosion (although they may be), but are most generally types of conditions, like colds, viruses and infection. If these types of ailments happened to you or to any of your own family associates credited to the housing disrepair, after that claiming compensation is a probability. Compensations for this kind of cases depends on the intensity of your illness and how long you suffered it. You will be capable to recuperate financial expenses that the disrepair triggered you in dealing with your illness. Lost income or financial cutbacks sustained due to your sickness can also be retrieved with compensation.

When the disrepair triggered any kind of trouble…

Such problems may consist of money or hassle. If one is not able to use components of their rented property due to disrepair, he might claim a compensation for the hassle. For example, when one is not capable to rest in his room due to the fact of moulds or a leaking roof, they can claim for the effect this had on their capability to enjoy and use the area. But in contrast to the personal injury claims, the only single that can claim for such problems is the person who authorized in the tenancy contract.


To begin your housing disrepair claim, please call us on 01626 248 608. A housing disrepair claim can be a complex process. It’s our duty to make it as swift and simple as possible. We make this possible by working with the most experienced and successful solicitors who work solely in this sector.

Upon contacting us, we will examine your case and see if you are entitled to a housing disrepair claim and compensation. We are heavily committed to each case we take on and promise to perform to the highest level in winning you your claim.

Housing Disrepair Claims

To start your housing disrepair claim today or to find out more about claiming ... or give us a call for free on 01626 248608 and speak with one of our advisers.

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*No Win No Fee: Our No Win No Fee policy only applies to cases involving council owned properties and those owned by housing associations. No Win No Fee does not apply in cases where the property is owned by a private or commercial landlord.