If you’re a tenant or a homeowner, you have the right to live in a safe and habitable environment. Your landlord or housing association has a legal obligation to ensure that your property is well-maintained and free from any serious disrepair. If you’re experiencing problems with your home, you may be eligible to make a housing disrepair claim. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about housing disrepair claims and how housing disrepair solicitors can help you through the process.
What is a housing disrepair claim?
A housing disrepair claim is a legal claim against your landlord or housing association if they have failed to carry out necessary repairs to your home. This could include issues such as damp or mould, leaks, faulty boilers or heating systems, and structural problems. If you have reported these issues to your landlord and they have failed to respond or take action, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What are the benefits of making a housing disrepair claim?
Making a housing disrepair claim can help you get the repairs you need to make your home safe and habitable. It can also provide you with financial compensation for any inconvenience or harm you have suffered as a result of your landlord’s negligence. This could include compensation for any medical expenses, loss of earnings, or damage to personal belongings.
How can housing disrepair solicitors help with your claim?
At SilverOak Solicitors, we understand the stress and inconvenience that housing disrepair can cause. We have a team of experienced housing disrepair solicitors who can help you through the process of making a claim. We will assess your case and help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim. We will also negotiate with your landlord or housing association to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
What evidence do I need to make a housing disrepair claim?
To make a housing disrepair claim, you will need to provide evidence that your landlord or housing association has failed to carry out necessary repairs to your home. This could include:
- Reports or complaints that you have made to your landlord or housing association
- Photographs or videos of the disrepair
- Medical reports or bills for any injuries or illnesses caused by the disrepair
- Witness statements from neighbours or other tenants who have also experienced similar problems
How long does a housing disrepair claim take?
The length of time it takes to resolve a housing disrepair claim will depend on the complexity of your case and the willingness of your landlord or housing association to cooperate. In general, most housing disrepair claims can be resolved within six to twelve months. At SilverOak Solicitors, we will work to resolve your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you’re experiencing housing disrepair issues, you don’t have to suffer in silence. You have the right to live in a safe and habitable environment, and your landlord or housing association has a legal obligation to ensure that your property is well-maintained. At SilverOak Solicitors, we can help you make a housing disrepair claim and get the compensation you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis. Contact us today to schedule a free case assessment and learn more about how we can help you.