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If you live in a council house, social housing, or a housing association property, the landlord is obligated to guarantee that your home is safe and functional.
When a rented property deteriorates or needs repairs so that it is safe and acceptable to live in, it is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure that a basic living standard is maintained.
Housing disrepair usually consists of the following issues:
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Landlords are always responsible for repairs in a reasonable period of time after discovering that the property is not safe or liveable as part of their duty to ensure that your property is safe and liveable.
Your landlord is not legally permitted to charge you for any of the repair work described above, and they are responsible for these repairs independent of your tenancy agreement. Your landlord may also be responsible for additional repairs if they agree, which is determined by your rental agreement.
If your landlord refuses to take care of a property with housing disrepair problems that they are responsible for, you may be able to make a claim against them.
To be eligible to submit a claim, you must first notify your landlord about the disrepair, and provide evidence as proof. You can pursue compensation if your landlord fails to make repairs within reasonable timeframes.
You can submit a housing disrepair claim during your tenancy or after it has ended, but you must do so within six years of giving notice to your landlord about the condition. Personal injury claims must be made within three years following the date you received notification.
It’s crucial to remember that your landlord may not be held responsible for repairs caused by your negligence or misconduct. We currently do not take private landlord claims because, as a general rule, if you’ve used a letting agent or your landlord is an individual we can’t help you.
We currently specialize in claims against your local council, local authority, social housing and housing associations; unfortunately we are unable to accept complaints from renters against private landlords.
The process of making a claim against your landlord is difficult, which is why you will need the help of a legal expert. If you wish to make a claim then the first thing that you should do is speak with a professional about your situation to find out whether your case meets the criteria for a claim.
You must follow the Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Conditions Claims before you can submit a claim. The pre-action procedure describes a series of actions that you must complete before filing your claim. If you do not follow these steps, you risk being fined at a later stage in the litigation process. Attempting to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution, submitting
If your landlord does not respond to your letter of claim, or if the response is unsatisfactory, you can take legal action by submitting an application to the county court.
Yes, in most tenancies repairing obligations are implied into the terms of the tenancy. The repairing obligations require a landlord to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the property and keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the property for the supply of water, gas, electricity, sanitation, space heating, and heating water.
It is not possible for a landlord to contract out of their repairing obligations.
If you own a leasehold property the freeholder’s repairing obligations will be contained in the terms of your lease.
We may be able to bring a legal claim in the County Court for the repair of issues, as well as monetary compensation, depending on the source of your home’s problems. In some situations, housing disrepair claims can be handled in the Magistrates’ Court.
Do you live in Barnet, Greater London (Barnet) or London EN5 2 near to -0.19970 & 51.64440 ? If so we can assist you. Contact us via the form or by calling us on 0333 050 9030
What is Housing disrepair?
Housing disrepair is when a rented property deteriorates or requires repairs so that it is safe and suitable to live in, it is your landlord's responsibility to ensure a reasonable living standard is met.
How much compensation can you get for housing disrepair in Barnet?
Depending on the severity of your housing disrepair, the average compensation amount in Barnet varies between £3000 and £10,000
What is classed as housing disrepair?
In simple terms, housing disrepair is when the condition of a rented house or flat, either through social housing or a private landlord, has deteriorated or changed negatively in comparison to the state of the dwelling at the time you moved in.
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