What Is Classed As Housing Disrepair?

There are a number of scenarios where a claim could be brought forward against your landlord for housing disrepair. Some are more serious than others, but all are frustrating when they are not being dealt with by an unhelpful landlord.

We can help you bring forward a claim for housing disrepair for:

  • Defective Boiler or Heating System
  •  Damp and Mould
  •  Faulty Electrical Wiring
  •  Leaking Roof and Gutters
  •  Defective or Cracked Windows or Doors
  •  Wall Cracks and Structural Issues
  • Rodent Infestation
  •  Faulty Gas or Water Supply
  •  Unsafe Flooring and Staircases
  •  Faulty Toilet, Bath, Shower or Sink
  •  Vegetation Growth or Build-Up on Exterior
Don’t Suffer in Silence
Do you feel ignored by your landlord despite raising concerns about disrepair? If so, we can help. You don’t have to settle for poor living conditions!

DisrepairClaim.co.uk can help both Social / Council Housing tenants in bringing a claim to fix repairs and receive compensation while doing so.

If you have contacted your landlord about repairs that need to be carried out but you are being ignored, let our experts help. Start your journey of getting your home back today.

Some Key Questions

What is Housing Disrepair?

Housing disrepair occurs when a rented home or rented accommodation falls into a state where it is not safe or suitable for a tenant to live. If you are renting a property that requires repair work and your landlord is ignoring your requests, you are able to seek compensation for potential inconvenience, discomfort and any suffering caused.

Housing disrepair is a serious problem and can cause health issues to you and your family. It can potentially leave you with breathing problems and also ruin your possessions. On top of this, it can also cause a massive stress to your day-to-day life. No one deserves to be in an unliveable home.

What can I get compensation for?

If your landlord doesn’t fix your home, you may suffer from potential health issues. You could also be left with damaged property, and forced to deal many other inconveniences.

Housing Disrepair compensation takes all of this into account. Our expert panel’s objective is to secure compensation for all of the troubles you have been put through and any harm suffered as a result of the disrepair.

The compensation you can claim is:

  • Compensation for damaged belongings, such as clothes and electrical equipment.
  • Compensation for personal injury, such as pneumonia, asthma, gastrointestinal issues, or even anxiety and depression.
  • Compensation for other inconveniences and loss of amenity.
  • Compensation for the repair work.

The compensation received can also cover your legal costs should your case go to court.

Will I need to pay anything upfront?

No! All of the claims that DisrepairClaim.co.uk panel take on are brought forward on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you don’t need to pay anything to us upfront, and will only need to pay a fee if your claim is successful. Our panel of solicitors are happy to discuss this in more depth.

Is there a chance I might get evicted?

There are laws that protect Social and Council Housing tenants from being evicted for starting a Housing Disrepair against a landlord. If you ensure you are not in arrears, you are protected from being evicted, even if you bring forward a claim.

Private tenants have fewer legal protections, and a landlord can serve you a Section 21 Eviction notice. There are numerous campaigns to end this, and our experts can advise you if you believe your private landlord may look to evict you. There are, however, legal protections against “revenge evictions”, and your landlord needs to go through a proper process by law. We can assist you if your landlord does attempt to evict you.

If the council serves your landlord with an improvement or emergency remedial action notice, you are safe from a valid Section 21 eviction notice for the next six months after.

3 Simple Steps To Claim

Follow our simple three step process to claim your compensation:

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Fill out our free, easy to use form to see if you are eligible.

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If your claim is accepted, a member of our panel will call you back to arrange a FREE visit to take images and assess the issues.

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A member of our Housing Disrepair panel will contact your landlord on your behalf, presenting the evidence and negotiating your compensation. If successful, they will have to carry out the repairs and you will receive compensation.

How can we help?

Our highly experienced Housing Disrepair panel of solicitors can bring forward a claim against your landlord to ensure you have suitable living conditions. Many tenants don’t realise that the law provides them with certain legal rights in relation to what they can expect from their landlord. Having suitable living conditions is one of those legal protections for everyone in the UK.

Our panel of solicitors can tell you, for free, whether you have an eligible claim. If you do have a valid housing disrepair claim, we will help you force your landlord to carry out whatever repairs need doing, and also get you compensation of up to £10,000.

To start the journey of getting your home back, fill in our quick and easy eligibility form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our highly experienced Housing Disrepair panel of solicitors can bring forward a claim against your landlord to ensure you have suitable living conditions. Many tenants don’t realise that the law provides them with certain legal rights in relation to what they can expect from their landlord. Having suitable living conditions is one of those legal protections for everyone in the UK.

Our panel of solicitors can tell you, for free, whether you have an eligible claim. If you do have a valid housing disrepair claim, we will help you force your landlord to carry out whatever repairs need doing, and also get you compensation of up to £10,000.

To start the journey of getting your home back, fill in our quick and easy eligibility form.

How long is the claim process?

In most cases, a letter from our team will result in property repairs being completed by your landlord. However, if the case does need to go to court it could take between 9 and 12 months to obtain the compensation.

How do I know if I am eligible to make a claim?

If you’re a Private Tenant, Housing Association or Council tenant living in a property with any of the disrepair issues listed above, then there is a good chance that you are eligible for compensation. Fill out our short checklist now to check if you are eligible.

Can my landlord evict me if I make a claim?

No. Your Landlord does not have any legal reason to evict you if you have lodged a disrepair claim.

How much compensation can I receive?

Your compensation will be calculated based on the length of time the property has been in disrepair, how many people it has affected and how severe the disrepair is. Each case is completely different and will be valued accordingly.

Can I claim against a private landlord?

Yes, you have the same rights as anyone else and can make a claim. Please fill out our short checklist to get things moving.

Do I still need to pay my rent if I am claiming?

Yes, you must pay your full rent. If you stop paying your rent, then it will give the Landlord an ability to make a counter claim against you for a breach of your Tenancy Agreement.

If I no longer live at the property, can I still claim?

No, unfortunately not. You must be living in the property.

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