Excessive damp, leaks and structural damage can create a serious health and safety risk in your home.
Despite the numbers of ‘non-decent’ homes dropping significantly in the last 20 years, there are still thousands of homes throughout England and Wales that are seriously affected by damp, leaks and structural damage. Although government figures have pointed towards an overall improvement in living standards for renters, this hasn’t stopped those affected tenants exercising their rights and claiming against their housing associations and landlords.
According to figures collected for the annual English Housing Survey the number of homes that meet the national Decent Homes Standard has dropped significantly, however the number of claims that tenants have made against their landlords has increased. 10,930 housing disrepair claims were brought against housing associations and authorities from 2011-2017, which has resulted in councils paying out over £35m in compensation and fees.
Whilst thousands of tenants have taken the initiative and brought legal claim against their social landlords there are still many more who have yet to take the step. We help tenants take that step and offer our work on a no win-no fee basis in the majority of our cases, so that we can give our clients the confidence they need to stand up for their rights. If you live in a rented property then it’s your landlord’s responsibility to ensure that your living environment meets national Health and Safety standards.
If your day-to-day life is being affected by disrepair issues such as damp or leaks from a neighbouring property then it is up to your landlord to ensure that those problems get fixed. Should your landlord or housing association fail to repair your home, then you may be able to take legal action against them. We help tenants from all over England and Wales bring legal action against negligent landlords. Our team of legal experts have years of experience in this speciality and have helped our clients fix their homes and in some cases sue for additional damages.
You have the right to live in a safe, secure home. If you live in a house that is in a serious state of disrepair then we may be able to help you take action against your landlord. Give us a call today on 0151 242 9050, or send us a message using the contact form below.