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What is housing disrepair?

Landlords have a duty to keep the property you are renting in good repair and fit for you to live there.

Whether your property is managed by a Landlord Privately, a Housing Association or the Local Authority, they all have the same obligations and
responsibilities as your Landlord.
 
In recent legislation, The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, the Government has reinforced this duty. The Legislation implies the property must be fit for you to live at the commencement of your tenancy and will remain so during the duration of your tenancy.
 
If your Landlord has allowed your home to deteriorate, notwithstanding you have told him of the issues you are having, the court will order your Landlord to rectify this.
 
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) assists judges in deciding whether your Landlord has breached his/her contract with you and will take into account particular issues.

Housing Disrepair Issues

The quality of repairs
Stability of the property
Any damp
Natural lighting
Ventilation
Water supply
It’s understood you’re in a vulnerable situation and worried about losing your home, fearing what will happen if you complain.
 
At KLS Law, we completely understand these concerns and manage your claim as delicately and carefully as possible, providing obligation-free advice which is treated with the strictest confidence.
 
It may be that the issues you have had in the rented premises have caused a deterioration in your health.
 
Damp premises can lead to mould which, in turn, can lead to asthma and other illnesses.
 
If you have been injured, we will arrange to have your premises checked by a surveyor who will take the necessary readings to establish if your premises are damp.

No win, no fee

In some cases we are able to fund a cycle accident compensation claim on a 'No Win, No Fee' or Conditional Fee Agreement, meaning there would be no financial risk to you. Speak to our team to find out more.

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Housing Disrepair