What is Housing disrepair?
Your landlord has a legal duty to maintain the structure of your home and ensure the property is kept in a good state of repair and that you and other occupiers are able to live in the property safely and comfortably.
If you have notified your landlord of any of the following types of issues and the landlord has failed to repair the issue within a reasonable period of time you may be entitled to compensation:
- Damp or mould on walls, ceilings skirting boards, flooring or ceiling
- Water damage from leaks from the roof, doors, windows, radiators, bathroom or kitchen fittings or pipework
- Defective or leaking roof, guttering downpipes or drains
- Defective or rotten windows and doors
- Defective bathroom fittings
- Internal damage to wallpaper, paint, carpets/ floorcoverings and curtains
- Defective electrical wiring, sockets or other fixtures such as extractor fans
- Defective heating systems and radiators
- Draughty doors or windows
- Defective gas and water pipe work
- Mice, rats or other pests
- Any other damage to your property no matter how minor
Our specialist property litigation lawyers have successfully dealt with many disrepair and property damage claims on behalf of tenants and landlords. Our legal team regularly advise landlords of the consequences of a failure to comply with the law and we can help you if you have suffered as a result of your landlord’s failure to carry out repairs. Let us help you ensure that your landlord carries out necessary repairs to your home at no cost to you and enable us to get you the compensation you are legally entitled to and deserve.