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Tenant and Landlord Responsibility

Landlords have an obligation to maintain their property in fine repair and tenants have a responsibility to act in a tenant like way when they are letting their properties.

If a landlord does not work out to adhere to their lawful obligation, then a tenant possesses the right to claim damages/compensation for this particular infringement. The claims can be considerable, so landlords actually need to take guidance about what disrepair will provide rise to a claim being produced, and what does not.

The landlord’s responsibilities are included in the Housing Act 1985, yet the Housing Act 2004 sets out additional obligations. Case law is usually building and you need to be conscious of new cases when getting or protecting a case in court.

Tenants are frequently recommended to refuse to pay rent till the repairs are cured; tenants can remove injunctions making the repairs. They can also create claims for personal injury developing out of any disrepair or any problems in the premises.

If a tenant damage your property it can frequently price landlords thousands to restoration; often a bond will not protect the cost of the restoration and the property owners have to recover the stability from the tenant by method of a county court claim.

We can aid you with the procedure of bringing or protecting a claim for disrepair and perform our best to recover the price of producing the repairs through the tenant who triggered them.

We have also recommended many clients on the inference of disrepair to split clauses. Numerous tenants and even a few landlords are not conscious that the right to exercise a split clause is frequently reliant upon the property being in a fine, maybe even ideal, state of repair. Preparing your affairs on the presumption that the break terms will operate without having fail can be devastating. Again, earlier advice is important and may very well be short and easy to pursue.


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.

No Win No Fee

*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.