Straiton Housing Disrepair Lawyers & Solic

If your property in Straiton 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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Is it possible to start a housing disrepair claim with Straiton council?

If you live in a property owned by the council, they are mostly responsible for repairs such as minor leaks or emergency repairs. If authorities have neglected to act on problems you reported, filing a claim might be an option.

Making a claim might result in the court ordering the city to make a repair, as well as compensation for expenses incurred.

However, there are a few things to think about before filing a complaint against the council. You must first confirm that you notified the council of the issue and that they have not dealt with it.

Is it possible to submit a claim if your housing association property is in need of repair?

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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Wayne B

Housing Association Tenant

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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

Ashley Y

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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Wayne Test Funny

Housing Association Tenant

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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.

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

Types of Damages

When you file a Housing Disrepair Claim, you may be compensated with general or special damages. If your rent was paid while your house was being neglected, that amount may serve as the foundation for your claim. A percentage of what you paid in rent will be decided based on the severity of the disrepair.

The percentage of your rent you receive back largely depends on how inhabitable the property was. Inhabitability is rare, and most claims only result in 25%-50% of the rent you paid, whereas complete uninhabitability would grant you a 100% return.

What is your landlord is responsible for?

If your rented property from the council or housing association has issues that have not been repaired, you may be eligible to make 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 in your council property?

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?

You might be able to sue your landlord and receive compensation if your home is in such poor condition that it has caused you issues like electrical problems, dampness, or mildew. Additionally, there are some instances where you may get back money spent on repairs while the property was being fixed.

When can I make a claim for housing disrepair?

You may be able to make a claim if your landlord refuses to make repairs on your property that they are responsible for. You must have notified your local council or housing association landlord of the problem. You’ll need proof, and we can help you with this procedure. If your landlord has failed to correct the problem in a timely manner, you may seek compensation from them.

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.

Your landlord is not responsible for repairing faults caused by your carelessness or doing something wrong. Although we are property disrepair solicitors by profession, we do not currently accept private landlord claims since as a rule of thumb, if you have utilized a letting agent or your landlord is a person, we may not be able to assist you.

What is the procedure for filing a claim for housing disrepair?

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.

Can I claim compensation from my landlord? 

As a renter, you are entitled to a safe living situation. If your landlord has failed to uphold this standard and you have faced physical or emotional injuries or financial strain as a result, you may be able to file an injury claim. In order for me to best assess your case, it would be helpful if you could provide me with a copy of the tenancy agreement, including any terms and conditions that may be relevant.

NO WIN, NO FEE 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?

If a tenant reports problems with their housing to their landlord, they can make what is called a housing disrepair claim. The landlord must be given time to fix the issues before the tenant can file for compensation, but if repairs are not made in a timely manner, then the housing disrepair claim can be filed.

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.

If a property is in disrepair, this means that it requires repairs for it to be determined safe and suitable to live in. This typically applies to rented homes and any other type 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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