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If you are a council or housing association tenant and your rent is up to date, your landlord has the legal obligation to perform essential repairs. If you report a repair to your landlord and they fail to complete it within a reasonable time frame, you may have a case for housing disrepair. Our team of friendly and professional housing disrepair solicitors in London will assess whether or not you have a strong case and if you do, will help you achieve the maximum compensation possible.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, for council and housing association tenants. There is no risk for you as you don’t pay a single penny if your case fails. If you are successful, we only charge a 30% success fee which is one of the lowest in the market. Contact us now to start the housing disrepair claim process and we could force your landlord to make the repair.
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?
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.
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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People in London can wait a full decade for social housing accommodation if they are based in Hammersmith and Fulham. In Havering, it can take over 40 days before officials even reply to your application. News sources report that the average time on the housing register in London is 905 days, or 2.47 years. Social housing in London is either owned and distributed via the borough councils or owned by registered social landlords or housing associations.
London has a large number of social houses run by the local authorities. These housing estates fall outside of the main city centre.
Residents in London also have the option of receiving a low rent property from a registered social landlord. These landlords tend to run charities, housing associations, and other housing organisations and receive a supplement from the local authorities to offer lower rent to low income families in London. If you have a housing association home in London, your landlord has the same duty of care to you that they might have in private rented apartments. If you report a repair and they do not make the repair in a timely manner, contact us for a no obligation assessment.
To make things easier, we split housing associations into north, south, east, and west London areas. North London has many housing associations. However, if your landlord doesn’t fix repairs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If you are looking for a social housing solution in East London, the housing associations here are plentiful. If your home is neglected thanks to your landlord, give us a call today to start your compensation claim.
South London has been settled since the earliest days of Britain. Some of their housing estates are as old as the hills. Call in our team of housing disrepair experts if you have trouble with the following socially registered landlords.
West London has several registered social landlords. From too many mice in the property to the tidiest estates in London, check out the west.
When you agree to pay rent to a landlord, private or social, they have a legal obligation to you. These obligations, set out in law, are written by the UK government and designed to prevent landlords charging you rent for uninhabitable homes. There are clear rules on which items you may fix and which items the council or housing association are responsible for. The landlord must keep your home secure, provide safe windows and doors, and make sure you have heating and hot and cold running water.
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:
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.
Housing disrepair can cause a number of adverse health effects, including:
Furthermore, if you or a family has suffered as a result of your landlord’s negligence you can claim compensation for:
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.
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.
Deciding to live on a social housing estate means you have access to lower rents by comparison to other rent prices in the area. Social housing also includes short-term accommodation where the renter is in danger and must be moved from their current home.
However, just because your rent is lower does not mean that your local authority or housing association can neglect the repairs inside your home. Many of the affordable social houses in London date back to the 1950’s, 60’s, or 70’s. Some homes in this area of the country were built at the end of WWI. This means they are in danger of becoming neglected, should the council not make the repairs you request. Repairs might include new windows or doors, crumbling walls or plaster, boiler fixes, plumbing works and electricity rewiring.
When your social housing home in London requires a repair, report it to the relevant landlord. You must give them time to make the repair before you report it again. If the landlord repeatedly refuses to make the repair, or does not answer you within a timely manner, you may be eligible to make a claim for housing disrepair. Our team of experts can help you with London based repairs, ensuring your landlord is made accountable and fixes the damage. We may also claim compensation on your behalf to make up for your lost time and potential distress.
Winning a housing disrepair claim has two outcomes. Your landlord will make the repair and you will earn compensation for your stress and discomfort. Reach out to our housing disrepair team today, on 020 8578 7778 today to start that ball rolling. You have the right to live in a safe home, so give us the chance to fight for it on your behalf.
The Borough of London is a lively and diverse administrative division that includes many neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct charm and attractions. However, it also struggle with housing disrepair issue. If you’re a council or housing association tenant experiencing disrepair, contact one of our housing disrepair solicitors to see how we can assist you.
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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.
Are you looking for a housing disrepair solicitor? You are in the right place. We’ve been serving the local community for years and have earned a solid reputation. We are a friendly law firm based in London with a nationwide reach. We know that the law can be very complex so it’s important to have an expert by your side. Whether you need us to help or just want to learn more about your options, we are happy to assist.
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Housing disrepair claims against social landlords have dramatically increased, going up by 132% in only four years. This surge can be largely attributed to issues like poor record-keeping, frustrating delays, inadequate responses to tenant complaints, and a failure to address necessary repairs. Understandably, these problems have driven social housing tenants to seek legal assistance.
Over the past five years, English Councils that own their housing stock have shelled out a staggering £55.1 million to address a whopping 17,000 disrepair claims. However, these numbers could be significantly higher, given that data from about 100 councils in England was not factored into these figures.
Between 2017-2018 and 2020-2021, the legal costs related to housing disrepair claims for councils nearly doubled, while the number of cases soared by 132%. This problem has hit major cities the hardest. Out of the 29 London boroughs managing housing stock (including the City of London), only 12 provided data on housing disrepair claim costs. Among those 12, a whopping £39 million was spent on claims between 2017 and 2018. This already substantial figure surged by 53% from 2020 to 2021. Moreover, the combined costs of housing disrepair claims in these 12 London boroughs, along with Birmingham, Manchester, and Sheffield, account for £48 million, representing 89% of the total expenditure in this category.
A major factor contributing to the surge in housing disrepair claims is that tenants often have no alternative but to take legal action when they find themselves living in deteriorating conditions with no resolution in sight. Notably, a housing disrepair claim cannot be initiated until at least a month has elapsed since the initial complaint to the landlord. Consequently, the failure to respond to complaints plays a significant role in the increasing number of housing disrepair claims.