Housing Disrepair

Do not suffer in silence, as a tenant you have rights!

If you are a tenant in a rented property and your landlord has knowingly allowed your property to fall in a state of disrepair, you may have a claim against your landlord.

By law, your landlord has a duty to ensure that the property is habitable and that it meets the appropriate health and safety standards. Whether your landlord is a private landlord, housing association or a local council, you can claim against them for the terrible living conditions! 

Housing Disrepair Law

Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA)1985 imposes key responsibilities on the landlord:-

  • Keep in repair the structure of and exterior of the property. This includes the drains, gutters and external pipes.
  • Electricity, gas, water and sanitation must be in proper working order.
  • The central heating must be in proper working order.

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 also states that the property must be free of mould and damp.

If you have complained to your Landlord about the disrepair in your property and your landlord has failed to comply with their obligations, we can help you force them to carry out the repairs and also claim compensation. We can help you get the justice that you rightly deserve.

What can I claim for?

  • Damage to your personal belongings
  • Personal injury i.e. illness, injury or stress
  • Any inconvenience caused to you

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation that you will receive is dependent on several factors including the severity of the disrepair, the length of time that you have suffered with the problems and the affect this has had on you.

Housing Disrepair Law

You can rely on us

We are highly experienced in helping people in disrepair claims. We understand that making a claim against your landlord may appear daunting at first, but we are here to make sure the process remains as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We will guide you through the entire process, providing the assistance you require every step of the way.