Put simply, housing disrepair is when your privately rented or social/council property falls into a state of disrepair. This could be due to mould, or damp in the property, caused by poor guttering or a leaky roof. Or you could have faulty electrics that are a growing safety concern.
If your landlord is not ensuring that your property is in a liveable standard, then yes, potentially! Claims depend on the severity of the disrepair and how long you have been living with it. If it had been just a few weeks, then you will need to give your landlord more time to make changes. Many of our clients have lived with their disrepair for months, and even years.
We understand that a lot of the protocol around housing disrepair sounds like a lot of jargon, so we decided to help. We created a simple, easy guide for you to look through if you still have questions on housing disrepair.
Read our guide to housing disrepair now, and see if you have a claim. Still have questions, no worries. Call our friendly team of advisors for free, no obligation legal advice!
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