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Are you a council or housing association tenant living in accommodation that has fallen into disrepair? Do you always pay your rent on time? Even if your rent is affordable, your landlord cannot neglect the necessary repairs. If you have reported disrepair to your landlord, but they haven’t taken any action, you might be able to claim compensation. Disrepair can be dangerous to your health and life, act now!
Contact our friendly team of housing disrepair solicitors, will fight on your behalf for your repairs and for the maximum compensation. Our team have already assisted thousands of people just like you to hold their landlords accountable in the eyes of the law. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so you won’t pay unless we win your case. Our success fee is both ethical and one of the lowest in the market. We will listen to you, answer your questions and give you free and impartial advice about your disrepair matter.
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.
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Manchester City Council say there are over 12,500 homes available in the area1. Social housing in the city is rented accommodation owned and managed by the council, or by registered social landlords. Both the council and social landlords can offer either permanent housing or temporary housing. For instance, you may become placed in a temporary sheltered home if you are escaping domestic violence or homelessness.
1Homes and Property, 2021: https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/84/rehousing_and_finding_a_home/4887/council_and_housing_association_homes
Since there is a large population in this city living on a low income, those who reach out to start a housing disrepair compensation claim often live in housing association homes. Housing associations are known as registered social landlords since they help low income families to find homes that offer affordable monthly rent payments.
If a rental property needs repairs in order to be safe for tenants, it is classified as being in disrepair. In England and Wales, the law requires that all rental accommodations meet minimum standards of cleanliness, durability, safety, and fitness for human habitation, regardless of their age or condition.
The reason people choose to live in social landlord accommodation is because they offer an affordable solution for families on low to moderately low incomes. Manchester and Tameside housing associations support the local council by providing these homes, while the council subsidizes part of the rent. This system allows people who are homeless and in desperate need to find temporary housing until they can be re-homed in permanent rented accommodation.
Social housing in Manchester and Tameside might not be up to a liveable standard. This is because many housing estates were built back in the mid-1900s. Homes like this will fall into disrepair easier than a new home will.
If you report a necessary repair request to your landlord that is having an adverse effect on your health, such as mould and damp, and the landlord does not make a timely attempt to make the repairs then give our team of housing disrepair solicitors a call. We fight for clients just like you to force social housing landlords to make those repairs and obey the law. Call today to begin the process and get expert advice with no obligation.
If your housing association or council landlord fails to carry out necessary repairs within a reasonable time frame and those repairs are crucial for the health and safety of those living in your household, you can use our services to launch a housing disrepair claim.
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.
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.
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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