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Housing Disrepair Solicitors in Birmingham

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Does your local council or housing association landlord ignore your requests for repairs? Contact our Birmingham team of expert housing disrepair solicitors to start your claim. We will listen to you, answer your questions and give you free and impartial advice about your disrepair matter.

Do you live in accommodation provided at reduced prices thanks to a social landlord? If you are up to date on your rent payments and the local council, housing association, or registered social landlord refuses your requests for repairs, they maybe in the wrong. Seek the advice of our highly skilled housing disrepair solicitors in Birmingham. We work on a Risk Free, No Win No Fee basis.

The housing disrepair claim check list

Can you answer yes to the following questions? If so, please get in touch so that we can discuss your case further:

Are you renting your home from the council or a housing association?

Are your rent payments up to date?

Is your landlord responsible for the disrepair?

Has the disrepair been reported to your landlord?

Has your landlord failed to repair the issue within a reasonable amount of time?

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1. Get in Touch

Are you a council or housing association tenant? Contact us and tell us about your matter. We work on a 100% No Win No Fee basis, so you won’t pay a penny unless we win. Give as much information as you can. The more information you can provide, the better chance of successfully resolving your case. The initial assessment is always free and with no obligation to engage afterwards. Call 020 8578 7778.

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2. Build Your Case

Let our experts do all the legal work for you. We will explain what documents you need to provide so that we can process your application. Once received, our disrepair lawyers will complete and submit the necessary documents to counterparties and courts.

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3. Success

Remove the stress by having our disrepair lawyer by your side. Let us do the hard work. We will keep you updated every step of the way resulting in a successful outcome.

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    Social Housing in Birmingham, West Midlands

    The best way to apply for local council housing in Birmingham is through their website. This is the same site where you can report any necessary repairs. There are approximately 54,000 social housing properties within the Greater Birmingham area. The local authorities also fund 5,000 supported living homes, such as assisted living for the elderly and modified homes for the disabled. The Birmingham authorities have plans to build a further 200,000 new homes before 2030.

    There is social housing in these areas of Birmingham:

    • Castle Vale
    • Chad Valley
    • Chelmsley Wood
    • Druids Heath
    • Hawksley
    • High Gate
    • Lady Wood
    • Lee Bank
    • Mason Way
    • Wake Green
    • Wood Bourne

    Housing Associations in Birmingham

    Birmingham’s population is well over 1 million people, which means that social housing provided through the council is not sufficient to house everyone. To address the housing shortage, Registered Social Landlords and Housing Associations in Birmingham provide social housing, helping to compensate for the shortfall.

    Birmingham housing associations include:

    • Birmingham Civic Housing Association
    • Birmingham Social Housing Partnership
    • Birmingham Housing Services Ltd
    • Midland Heart
    • Trident Housing Association
    • Central Housing
    • Umbrella Housing Ltd
    • Adullam Homes Housing Association
    • Family Housing Association
    • Hanover Housing Association Ltd
    • Fresh start community housing
    • Cherish House
    • Avanti Housing – Birmingham
    • Crest Housing
    • Optima community Association
    • HM Housing Ltd
    • Castle Vale community Housing
    • Birmingham Jewish Housing Association

    What is considered disrepair?

    If a rental property requires repairs to ensure the safety and comfort of its occupants, it is considered to be in a state of disrepair. As per the regulations, all rental accommodations in England and Wales are required to meet basic standards of hygiene, safety, sanitation, and durability, and must be suitable for human habitation, regardless of their age or condition.

    Seek the help of a housing disrepair solicitor

    Social housing comes with the benefit of affordable rent. A housing association of charity housing arrangement fulfils the need for houses that low income families can afford to rent. Registered social landlords help people escape bad living situations by providing a safe place to stay.

    Unfortunately, the problem with social housing is that not all homes are new. Council housing in Birmingham can date back to the 1980’s, when tower blocks were the solution to the housing crisis. Older homes require regular maintenance or they fall into a state of disrepair.

    If you have reported a serious repair to your landlord and they fail to act within a reasonable time, you can launch a claim. Before you begin, contact our professional housing disrepair solicitors in Birmingham. We will represent you on a Risk Free, No Win No Fee basis, helping our Birmingham-based clients to seek compensation for their trouble.

    How much can I claim for housing disrepair?

    Every housing disrepair matter varies in severity, so we cannot determine how much you may be entitled until we assess your case. This is a detailed list of the things you can claim for:

    Damage to Property:

    If your personal property has been damaged, from mould or a leak for example, you will be able to claim for the expense of replacing or repairing these items. Examples might include broken TVs, damaged bedding, clothes, carpets, and furniture.

    Personal Injury:

    Housing disrepair can cause a number of adverse health effects, including:

    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Depression and anxiety

    Furthermore, if you or a family has suffered as a result of your landlord’s negligence you can claim compensation for:

    • Medical costs
    • Aftercare
    • Medication
    • Pain and suffering

    General Inconvenience and Suffering:

    You do not need to have suffered an injury to claim compensation. You can receive compensation if the disrepair has caused you inconvenience and suffering.

    What evidence do I need to make a claim?

    Your evidence can include:

    • Photographs
    • Videos
    • Witness Statements
    • Medical Records
    • Police Records
    • Diary Entries
    • Damaged Belongings
    • Receipts

    Are you afraid of your aggressive landlord?

    If you feel nervous that your landlord may act aggressively towards you due to the fact that you have made a complaint, we can handle the settlement agreement and all the future interactions. You have nothing to worry about. Your lawyer will be the person to speak to your landlord instead of you.

    How to start a housing disrepair claim in Birmingham?

    Local authorities, registered social landlords, and housing associations all have a responsibility to keep their tenants safe. If they fail in this duty of care, you can start a housing disrepair claim against them. Our experienced team of housing disrepair solicitors will give you a free initial consultation to discuss the strength of your case. We can then offer a tailored strategy to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 020 8575 7778 today to begin.

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    Making a housing disrepair claim

    Has your landlord failed to make repairs to your home?

    Our highly experienced housing disrepair solicitors will fight for your repairs and compensation on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Contact us for a free consultation.

    If your rented home falls below a reasonable living standard because it has damp, mould or other issues, you could make a claim for compensation. You must have reported the issues and given your landlord a reasonable amount of time to repair the issues. If they have not you can make a claim for damage, personal injury, financial loss and/or nuisance.

    Your landlord is responsible for the above repairs irrespective of what your tenancy agreement says. Your landlord may be responsible for additional repairs stated in your tenancy agreement.

    Claims can be made either during your tenancy or after your tenancy, as long as you are making the claim within 6 years of the date that you informed your landlord of the disrepair. Personal injury claims related to housing disrepair must be made within 3 years of the date that you informed your landlord.

    Your landlord may not be responsible for repairs if they are a result of you either not taking care of the property properly or doing something unreasonable.

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