Social Housing Claims
If you are living in a property that is overseen by a Housing Association, they have a legal duty to carry out any necessary maintenance and repairs on the property.
If the house that you are renting is falling into disrepair, it can not only be unsightly and inconvenient, but it can also affect the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Rising damp, for example, can be particularly dangerous for young children and the elderly, especially those already suffering from respiratory conditions.
If your landlord has failed to resolve any social housing repair requests you have made, CEL’s social housing solicitors may be able to claim against them on your behalf.
Social Tenants Rights
The contract signed between you and your landlord, when moving into social housing, is an agreement that the property will be kept up to the required standard of living by both you and them.
As a tenant, you have a responsibility to keep the property clean and tidy and report any repairs to your landlord as soon as you spot the problem.
Your landlord’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining the structure of the building e.g. roof, walls etc
- Ensuring the tenant has access to heating and hot water
- Ensuring blockage-free gutters and working sanitation, (which includes toilets, drains, baths and basins.)
- Ensuring a damp-free and mould-free home
- Making sure tenants have access to electricity and gas
If, for example, the social housing property you are renting has no hot water or you think there might be a structural problem that is dangerous, it is important to take action before things get worse or someone in your household is hurt or gets ill.
If you live in a housing association property, click here to find out more about how your specific landlord responds to repair requests or disrepair complaints.
Social Housing Solicitors
At CEL Solicitors, we are more than equipped to deal with social housing complaints and believe that everyone has the right to live in a well-maintained and safe property.
As a tenant, we understand that you may feel vulnerable when it comes to claiming against your landlord, but our trained team of solicitors can guide you through the process and help you claim the compensation you deserve. For a free assessment of your claim, contact us today on 0808 281 2660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.