If you rent your home from the city of Lincoln council, your landlord will have signed a tenancy agreement to state that they will carry out any required repairs or maintenance to your home in order to ensure that the property is kept to a satisfactory standard of living. The agreement will state that your landlord’s obligations will include, but aren’t limited to:
- Maintaining the structure of the building, to ensure that it is a safe place to live
- Maintaining basic facilities, such as sinks, flushing toilets, baths, and basins, along with access to gas, electricity and hot water
- Ensuring that the drainage solutions are kept to a reasonable standard
- Ensuring that the property is mould and pest-free
With the above in mind, if you find yourself without access to hot water, or if there is damage to your property that you believe makes it unsafe to live in, your landlord is ignoring their legal obligation. Living in a home that is falling into disrepair can put both yours and your family’s health at risk, not to mention being highly inconvenient for everyone involved.
At CEL Solicitors, our team of housing solicitors believe that each and every person deserves to live in a safe, well-maintained home, and we take the city of Lincoln council’s housing maintenance policy very seriously.
Should I report housing disrepair issues to City of Lincoln Council?
Yes, you should report any problems or concerns that you may have regarding the home you are renting to the city of Lincoln council as soon as they arise. You can report your repair by calling: 01522 873333.
Can I do anything if the City of Lincoln Council haven’t dealt with my problem quickly?
If you have reported your housing disrepair concerns to the city of Lincoln council, but you still haven’t seen any action within a reasonable time frame, our expert housing repair solicitors at CEL may be able you to claim compensation.
For information about your rights as a tenant, and for a free initial assessment of your claim, contact CEL solicitors today on 0151 909 8212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org