In recent weeks, ITV News shed light on the horrific conditions tenants are experiencing in their social housing.
Junior Jimoh and Terrie Pring are a small selection of a vast number of tenants suffering. Both are affected by the housing disrepair differently, but are united in their struggle.
Junior Jimoh suffers from a neuromuscular condition that has been exacerbated by the damp and mould in his flat, which were described as ‘squalid’ conditions. Despite being hospitalised with numerous chest infections, his pleas were ignored for two years.
Terrie Pring also reported damp and mould in her flat, but her pleas to her landlord were unanswered. Terrie has two children who have developed coughs due to the mould.
The damage to the mental and physical health of these tenants will remain long after the situation is resolved.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock described the examples as 'horrific' and stated the government remains focused on high-quality housing. It remains to be seen when all tenants will receive high- quality housing free from defects. Unfortunately, we are observing a high number of tenants living in horrific conditions with similar stories to Junior and Terrie.
Regardless of your circumstances, you are entitled to feel warm and safe in your property. If your complaints of disrepair have been ignored, KLS Law can assist you.
If your case has good prospects we will arrange to have your home visited by a surveyor who will prepare a report on what is needed to put it right.
If we take your case on we will deal with it on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you will not have to pay our legal fees if your case is unsuccessful.