Are you eligible for a housing disrepair claim?
Here at CEL Solicitors, we represent people and families living in social housing properties whose homes are not being adequately maintained by their landlord, whether they are housing association or council-owned.
As a tenant living in rented accomodation, your landlord is responsible for ensuring:
- That the house you live in is structurally sound
- That your drains and gutters are clear and working as they should
- That you have a heating system which functions adequately
- That you have access to electricity, gas and water
- That you have working sanitation facilities i.e. toilet, basins, sinks, etc.
- That your home is free from damp and vermin.
If your landlord is not adhering to the above guidelines, you may be eligible to make a housing disrepair claim. Your eligibility to claim for housing disrepair with CEL Solicitors will depend on your specific set of circumstances, and whether your situation meets some, or all of, the criteria for a valid claim. These can include:
- Whether you live in a house or a flat
- The severity of the disrepair
- The impact of the disrepair on your home and daily life
- The length of time the property has been in disrepair
- The history of reporting required repairs to your housing body.