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Dealing with Your Landlord about Housing Disrepair

It is every single tenant’s headache: you proceed in to rented housing, keep up dated with your rental obligations and respect the problems of your tenancy contract, but nevertheless your landlord neglects to carry out maintenance to the property. Obviously this will be a supply of substantial distress, as residing in a property that is dropping into disrepair will take its cost upon a person’s bodily and emotional wellbeing.

If this seems like a familiar scenario in that your landlord is declining to take accountability for some much required repairs, you need to understand what your choices are. The first point to recognize is that you yourself possess an obligation to carry out minimal servicing repairs such as altering a light bulb or unblocking a sink. Your property owner, however, has a legal responsibility to repair any problem to the exterior and framework of the property, as nicely as to all water, sterilization, and gas and electricity installation.

Should an issue be identified - sometimes during a routine examination or because you have documented it - and it drops into the remit of your landlord’s responsibilities, a repair must be performed within an affordable amount of time. If there is a failing to do so, they will have breached their duty to guard your health and security. This is a lawful offence, meaning you will possess the right to inquire the court to challenge an injunction, purchasing the repairs to be finished.

Nevertheless, before you do this you ought to attempt to solve the dispute outdoors of court. A lawyer will be able to guide you upon the various routes available. It might be that a notice from your legal consultant will be enough to stimulate a reaction out of your landlord. On the other hand, you may want to attempt mediation as a type of dispute quality. Either way, do not endure in silence: you possess a legal right to reside in a property of fine repair. If it is not suit for purpose, a specific thing must be done regarding it. Your existence and your health ought to not be jeopardized just because your landlord denies carrying out servicing repairs.


To begin your housing disrepair claim, please call us on +44 1626 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.