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Housing Disrepair Solicitors in Bradford

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Do you rent your home from a council or housing association in Bradford? Is your home in state of disrepair? If you have reported your repairs to your landlord and your landlord is ignoring your requests, we may be able to help you. Contact us today and ask about the free initial assessment with no obligation to proceed.

Our housing disrepair solicitors can talk you through your options. We are the best team to have fighting your corner. Best of all, we work on a Risk Free, No Win No Fee basis so you don’t spend a penny to take legal action. In fact, you only pay a success fee after your case is settled, so nothing comes out of your pocket. Our success fees are very competitive and the lowest on the market.

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?

Process your disrepair claim in 3 easy steps with us

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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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    We work on a No Win No Fee basis for personal injury and housing disrepair claims. We only take on cases we are confident we can win. If we lose, you don’t pay our fees.

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    You’ll have a dedicated file handler and senior solicitor working on your case so you won’t need to speak to lots of different people.

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    Social Housing in Bradford

    Social housing are affordable homes for low income families. They generally include charitable housing, local council authority houses, and residential care homes. Social housing includes any type of home where you pay reduced rent compared with the average rent for the area.

    Council housing in Bradford began in 1914.  As of 2003, the council transferred the last 400 homes over to Incommunities Ltd. Incommunities Ltd is now the main social housing provider in the city.

    Social/Council Housing in the Bradford Area Includes the Following Estates:

    • Buttershaw
    • Holme Wood
    • Ravenscliffe

    Housing Associations in Bradford

    If you do not live in a council or charity managed property but you are still on a reduced rent, you most probably live in a home owned by a housing association. Housing associations are not local authority owned. Instead, they are owned by individual companies who receive supplemented income through the local authority.

    Housing Associations Within the Bradford Area Include:

    • Manningham Housing Association
    • Horton Housing Association
    • Hanover Housing Association
    • Habinteg Housing Association
    • North British Housing Association Ltd
    • Bradford Supported Housing
    • Network Housing Solutions
    • Bridge It Housing
    • Accent Housing
    • Anchor – Stonefield Close

    Housing Disrepair in Bradford

    Landlords have a duty of care to provide your home with vital repairs, whether they want to do it or not. The moment you move in, you become contractually obliged to one another. Unless your rental or lease agreement says otherwise, your landlord is the one who should make repairs. In some cases, the landlord may try to work essential repairs into the contract. This is illegal, so hiring a housing disrepair solicitors near you in the Bradford area will help you achieve justice – and get those repairs taken care of.

    If you have reported a repair to your landlord and they neither reply, nor fix the issues in a timely fashion, then you should call us to help claim compensation against this injustice.

    What is considered disrepair?

    Once you enter into a rental agreement with a landlord, whether in the private or social sector, they are bound by certain legal obligations. The regulations clearly outline the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords, specifying which items tenants are allowed to fix and which ones fall under the council’s or housing association’s responsibility. Disrepair refers to the state of a property that is in need of repair or maintenance. As a tenant, you can expect your landlord to maintain the security of your home, provide functioning windows and doors, and ensure the availability of heating as well as hot and cold running water.

    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?

    Having proper evidence is crucial for making a successful housing disrepair claim as it substantiates the existence of disrepair and helps support your case.

    Your disrepair 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.

    Seek help of housing disrepair solicitors in Bradford

    Social housing might be made available to low income families, but that does not mean your landlord is free of the duty of care they have towards you. The UK Government sets specific rules on what landlords must fix on your behalf. A registered social landlord who is failing in this area is accountable by law. Seek the help of our diligent housing disrepair solicitors for friendly advice. If you are eligible, we will pursue your case on a No Win No Fee basis. Choose our housing disrepair solicitor today to get the help you need.

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    Making a housing disrepair claim

    Has your landlord failed to make repairs to your home?

    We will act on your behalf to take your case to court and force your landlord to make the requested repairs. Our hard-working housing disrepair solicitors can put together a case from the first consultation. Once we ascertain exactly the order of events from when you filed the claim, we can pursue your landlord through the court system. Our housing disrepair solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis. Even if you think you cannot afford a claim, you can make one through our team. You don’t pay a single penny until we win your case.

    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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