There are a lot of things we need to consider before we can answer this question, but rest assured Hattons will always be trying to get you the best result.
In a recent housing disrepair case; An assured shorthold tenant of a two-bedroomed flat complained, amongst other things, about rats getting into the property.
Clearly upset by the situation, the tenant reported the problems to their landlord and kept records of when they had telephoned and written to their landlord but even after a year; no repairs had been carried out.
Understandably the tenant sought legal advice and commenced a housing disrepair case. Hattons offer a free half hour appointment with one of the team who consider whether there is a potential claim.
When this particular case reached the Court room, the Judge considered that the rat infestation was the worst of the tenant’s complaints. The Judge decided that the tenant should be entitled to the equivalent of 80% of the value of the rent back from 28 days after the first notification to the landlord.
By the time the matter was brought before the Court, 60 weeks had elapsed since the tenant had first informed their landlord of the rat infestation and the tenant had continued to pay just under £300 a week in rent. This tenant therefore received a substantial compensation award.
Hattons are assisting tenants, both locally and nationwide who have been living with disrepair and helping them seek not only compensation but a Court Order to ensure that the repairs are completed.