Leigh Cross housing disrepair claims

If your property in Leigh Cross or any other UK city is no longer inhabitable owing to negligence, our solicitors can assist you in submitting a housing disrepair claim. This is often referred to as lodging a housing disrepair claim.

Our ‘no win, no fee‘ policy means that the entire process is free of charge to you. Call us on 0333 050 8882 to start the process or fill in the form below.

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Can I file a housing disrepair claim against Leigh Cross council?

If you live in a city-owned home, they are primarily responsible for minor leaks and emergency repairs. If authorities have failed to address the issues you reported, claiming may be a worthwhile option to explore. Taking legal action may result in the court forcing the city to perform the necessary repair as well as compensation for any associated costs.

There are a few things to think about before proceeding with this procedure, one of which is to ensure that you notified the council of the problem and that they have not done anything about it yet.

Can you file a claim if your housing association property is in disrepair?

For a social housing tenant, a decent quality of life is expected. Our social housing disrepair staff can assist you in dealing with the problem and receiving the improvements as well as compensation for any losses or discomfort you have experienced. If there are issues with your housing association, it is critical that you take action right now. You might begin by submitting a complaint to the organization.

A housing association must be sure that the homes it offers are in good working order, and that any issues are promptly addressed. Otherwise, it could be held responsible and liable for compensation as a result of its actions or inaction.

Our professionals understand the physical, emotional, and financial strains that come from renting poorly-kept housing.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

Liam M

Council Tenant

My flat was repaired in time for my child’s birth and I received rent refunds and compensation. The team were very helpful and understanding of my dangerous situation.

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Council Tenant

We had been waiting for 12 months for the damp to be repaired by the council but got nowhere. We were told by a friend that this company could help and within 6 months we received compensation for damages & all the damp and mould was removed.

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

How much money can you get for housing association disrepair in Leigh Cross?

Types of Damages

The two types of compensation available in a Housing Disrepair Claim are general damages and special damages. The rent you paid while your house was being neglected may be used as the basis for your claim. A percentage of your rent will be determined based on the degree of disrepair.

The actual percentage you receive depends on how uninhabitable the property was. If the property was completely uninhabitable, you would be compensated 100%. However, this is very rare and most claims range between 25% and 50% of the rent you paid.

What are your landlord’s responsibilities?

If your rented property has any outstanding repairs that have not been fixed by the council or housing association, you may be able to file a housing disrepair claim.

  • Damp problems
  • Mould issues
  • Pest infestations
  • Damaged Windows & Doors
  • Leaking water
  • Pest infestations, Mice, Rats & Insects
  • Broken heating systems
  • Problems with gas pipes or electrical wiring
  • Internal deterioration such as damage to carpet, walls etc.
  • Structural problems, including damaged gutters, drains & pipes
  • Environmental health issues, bathroom, sanitary & sewage

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Who is responsible for damp or mould in your council home?

In most cases, landlords are responsible for treating damp since your tenancy agreement probably includes language that they take care of exterior and structural elements in your home. If your landlord doesn’t mediate the mould situation in your apartment, you could be stuck with paying medical bills and replacing lost belongings.

What happens during a housing disrepair claim?

A house disrepair claim might cover a wide range of issues, including damp and mildew to electrical problems and structural damage. If your home is in poor condition and has caused you hardship or financial loss, you may be able to sue your landlord for compensation. You may also be able to recoup money paid while the property was being repaired in some circumstances.

When can I submit a claim for housing disrepair?

If your property is in need of repairs and your landlord refuses to fix the problem, you may be able to file a claim. You will first need to report the issue to your local housing association or council. Our team can help gather evidence for your case if necessary. If

your landlord still does not take action, you may then seek compensation from them directly.

During your tenancy, you can file a housing disrepair claim either before or after it ends, but the person must do so within six years of giving notice to their landlord about the problem. Personal injury claims must be made within three years of getting notification.

The responsibility for repairing damages caused by your carelessness or doing something wrong rests with your landlord. We are property disrepair solicitors by profession, but we do not accept private landlord claims because, as a general rule, if you have used a letting agent or your landlord is a person, we may not be able to assist you.

What is the housing disrepair protocol?

We specialize in claims against your local council, local authority, social housing, and housing associations at this time; we are unable to accept complaints from renters against private landlords.

The procedure of claiming against your landlord is complicated, which is why you will want the assistance of an attorney. If you wish to make a claim, the first thing you should do is contact a professional about your circumstances in order to see whether your case fits the requirements for one.

Before you file a claim, you must follow the Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Conditions Claims. This procedure includes several steps that must be completed first.

You could be fined at a later stage in the litigation process if you do not follow these procedures. Attempting to set up an Alternative Dispute Resolution and submitting an application to the county court are your best options if your landlord fails to respond to your claim letter, or if the response is unsatisfactory.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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How can we help you with your housing damage claims?

We know how draining and frustrating it is to constantly seek repair assistance from your landlord with no success. Perhaps you’ve even attempted to take matters into your own hands but found the situation too complicated. That’s where we come in. Our team has extensive experience dealing with disrepair as well as personal injury claims – meaning if anyone knows how to get you the help and compensation you’re entitled to, it’s us.

Complexities within the housing market make navigation of these waters exceedingly difficult – seeking the guidance of an experienced lawyer is vital under such circumstances..

If you are thinking of filing a claim for housing disrepair, we understand how difficult the process can be. As solicitors specializing in this field, we offer preliminary inspections to see if your property is inhabitable. We will provide you with reliable legal advice about your next steps.

We can help you with your claim from start to finish, including making sure you follow the pre-action procedure and gathering evidence. If you want to go ahead with your claim, we’ll represent you in court. Our solicitors will be there for you every step of the way. For more information on what we can do for you, please contact us now.

Is it possible to claim compensation from my landlord?

Every renter has the right to a safe haven. If you have been harmed, financially distressed, or unhappy as a result of the property’s condition, you may be able to bring an injury claim if your landlord fails to maintain it. It would be helpful if you could provide me with a copy of the tenancy agreement, including any terms and conditions if necessary.

Our no-win, no-fee approach to housing disrepair claims

If your landlord fails to fulfill their duty of ensuring that you are safe and comfortable in your home or apartment, you may sue them for failing to meet their responsibilities. Due to the poor living conditions, including compensatory damages for physical damage, we would generally file a personal injury claim at the same time.

We feel that everyone in the UK should be able to obtain competent and professional assistance for their housing disrepair problems, which is why we provide services on a no-win, no-fee basis. However, if you are a private tenant, you still have legal rights and should familiarize yourself with your tenants’ legislation before taking any formal action or obtaining advice from a company that specializes in representing private tenants with the legal fees paid out of pocket.

If your case fails, on the other hand, you will not be charged for our housing attorneys’ services. You won’t have to pay any up-front costs if your case wins; instead, the payment will be taken off of your financial compensation.

A “no win no fee basis,” commonly known as a “conditional fee agreement,” is an arrangement in which you are guaranteed that if you lose your case, you will not owe anything (i.e., there will be no legal costs). We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and we are neither middlemen nor a claims management company, so working with us directly guarantees that you will receive the greatest possible service.

What is a housing disrepair claim?

In the United Kingdom, if a tenant is not satisfied with their living space, they can file a housing disrepair claim against their landlord. The landlord must be given time to fix any issues before the tenant can seek compensation; however, if repairs are not carried out within a reasonable amount of time, the tenant may proceed with their claim.

If you reside in a council home, social housing, or a housing association property, your landlord is required by law to ensure that your living quarters are safe and functional. It is the responsibility of the landlord to provide you with a decent standard of living if your house degrades or necessitates improvements so that it may be lived in safely and comfortably.

A property is considered to be in disrepair if it needs repairs in order for it to be safe and suitable for living. This usually affects rented homes or other types of rented accommodation.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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