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Repairing the damage caused by housing disrepair

Lots of tenants have issues with rising damp, mould, leaks, dangerous wiring and vermin infestations which their landlord, whether it be social housing, council housing or privately rented, should have fixed. If this sounds familiar; you need someone on your side to help.

The tenancy agreement you have signed should provide the protection that your landlord will keep the property in a good state of repair. Unfortunately, landlords don’t always fulfil their obligations and so, if this happens, tenants can claim for breach of the contract. A landlord’s obligation usually only extends as far as the structure, exterior and supply of utilities to the property. For example, a basis for a disrepair claim could be for damage caused by a water leak but not by condensation.

At Hattons, we are seeing more cases of tenants who have told their landlord of a problem but are still waiting for repairs to be carried out.

We are securing compensation for people who have had to live with a disrepair and obtaining court orders to get those works carried out. Living with damp or mould can seriously affect your health and you may also be entitled to compensation for injury or illness as well as for the inconvenience of living with disrepair.

To assess whether you have a claim for disrepair, all we need is a photograph of the issue, details of when the disrepair was reported to the landlord and a copy of the tenancy agreement if you have it.

If you would like to find out about Hattons housing disrepair services call our expert legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively request a Call Back.

 

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