Northampton housing disrepair team

Our team is dedicated to handling claims against council and housing association landlords, ensuring tenants receive secure and habitable living conditions. If your landlord fails to address housing disrepair issues, you may qualify to file a claim.

Our proficient housing disrepair team is ready to support you with your compensation claim. Whether you complete the form on our website or contact us for guidance, we will assess your eligibility for a claim.

Our team will offer you free advice. Upon completion of the form, one of our solicitors will contact you to guide you on what further steps you can take.

If you live in a property in Northampton or any other UK city and the property has become uninhabitable due to disrepair, our disrepair team solicitors can assist you in filing a housing disrepair claim. This is commonly known as lodging a housing disrepair claim.

Our ‘no win, no fee‘ policy means that the entire process is free of charge to you. Call us on 0333 050 9030 to start the process or fill in the form below.

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Claiming compensation from the council or housing associations

If you are a resident of any council-owned property, they are responsible for addressing minor leaks and emergency repairs. However, if they have neglected to rectify complaints that you may have raised with them previously, then it could be possible to bring forth legal action against them.. Making a claim might result in the court ordering the city to make a repair, as well as compensation for expenses incurred. Before submitting a complaint to the council, you must make sure that they are aware of the issue and have not yet resolved it.

Can housing disrepair team make a housing disrepair claim against housing associations?

As a social housing tenant, it is your right to have access to an adequate quality of life. Our legal team can help you with taking action and getting the repairs that are necessary, as well as compensation for any losses or distress experienced. Don’t put off addressing issues with your housing association – take steps now! You could start by reporting your concerns directly to them.

It is the responsibility of a housing association to take care that all their residences are in proper condition and any faults must be resolved immediately. If not, they may have to pay compensation as an outcome of negligence or inaction on their part. Our experienced housing disrepair professionals understand how renting poor quality homes can bring emotional and financial turmoil for renters, which we strive our best to prevent.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Ashley Y

Council Tenant

We had been waiting for 12 months for the damp to be repaired by the council but got nowhere. We were told by a friend that this company could help and within 6 months we received compensation for damages & all the damp and mould was removed.

Liam M

Council Tenant

My flat was repaired in time for my child’s birth and I received rent refunds and compensation. The team were very helpful and understanding of my dangerous situation.

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Wayne Test Funny

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

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Wayne B

Housing Association Tenant

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Couldn’t leave any clothes in any of the bedrooms due to dampness and mould, our clothes, possessions & electronics were ruined and not to mention the huge amounts of stress this caused over the years. I am so grateful for your help with getting my property repaired for me & the financial compensation awarded to me has changed my life. Thank you so much

What amount of housing disrepair compensation can i claim ?

A decent level of living is to be expected as a social housing tenant. Our social housing disrepair lawyers can assist you in taking action and obtaining the repairs you require, as well as compensation for any losses or suffering you have endured. If you have issues with your housing association, it is critical that you act right now. You may begin by submitting a concern to the association.

A housing association must make sure that the residences it offers are in good working order, and that any faults are promptly addressed. Otherwise, it may be held liable and required to pay compensation as a result of its conduct or inaction.

Our housing disrepair experts are sensitive to the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties that renting poor housing can cause for renters.

What is your council or housing association landlord responsible for?

If you or someone in your household has experienced health problems, property damage, or other inconveniences as a result of disrepair issues at home, you are legally entitled to compensation. Similarly, if the situation leaves part or all of your house uninhabitable and requires alternative living arrangements such as renting another place for shelter, then reimbursement is also due.

  • Damp problems
  • Mould issues
  • Pest infestations
  • Damaged Windows & Doors
  • Leaking water
  • Pest infestations, Mice, Rats & Insects
  • Broken heating systems
  • Problems with gas pipes or electrical wiring
  • Internal deterioration such as damage to carpet, walls etc.
  • Structural problems, including damaged gutters, drains & pipes
  • Environmental health issues, bathroom, sanitary & sewage

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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Do housing associations have to fix damp and mould in your property?

Yes, Landlords are often responsible for dealing with rising damp. This is because there’s an implied term in your tenancy agreement that says that it’s the landlord’s responsibility to keep the exterior and structure of your home in repair.

What will be assessed during my housing disrepair claim?

If your home and its various issues – such as damp, mildew, faulty electricity or structural damage – have caused you distress and financial strife, then you could be able to secure compensation from your landlord. Plus, depending on the situation at hand, there may even be a chance of recovering some of the rent that was paid prior to the repairs being carried out. A housing disrepair claim can cover numerous problematic areas in residential properties; so don’t hesitate to take advantage!

How long do I have to file and open a disrepair claim in Northampton

Acting fast is always the best when making a housing disrepair claim, as earlier action makes it easier to obtain evidence and fix responsibility. Moreover, there may be statutory time limits that you need to stay aware of; for instance, if your case involves personal injury claims then they must be dealt with in good time. If you think that any illness or health problems have been caused by mould present at home, seek legal advice immediately about claiming compensation.

Is it possible to obtain compensation for mould?

What are the causes of damp and mould? In buildings such as houses and flats, mould is caused by excessive moisture. Mold growth can be a result of leaking pipes, damaged roofs or windows that let in rain, and even using water in your newly constructed home while it’s still drying out. All of these factors must be considered if you want to avoid the potentially serious consequences brought about by mold accumulation.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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How long can housing association landlords leave you without hot water or heating?

According to English law, your landlord is required to provide you with a dependable source of heating or hot water at all times. As a tenant, you have the right to access central heating systems or space-heating equipment in every room of your rental property. In addition, easy availability of hot water for boiling is essential and should be provided as well.

Maintaining a pleasant living space is the landlord’s responsibility, including guaranteeing that hot water and heating systems are in excellent shape. Electric heaters provided by them must also be functioning appropriately. If ever you experience any difficulties with your heating or hot water system, your landlord has to make repairs and foot the bill for maintenance – it’s all part of their duties!

Can i claim compensation for my leaking roof?

As a landlord, they are held to the highest standards of responsibility when it comes to maintaining your rental property. This includes any and all installations such as water systems, heating solutions, drainage pipes and other sanitary requirements like gas or electricity connections. In case an issue with water leakage arises in one of these homes under your watchful eye, timely resolution is key – acting swiftly will be crucial for tackling the problem head-on.

They must also ensure that the property is safe and fit for human habitation. If water damage has resulted from a water leak, the landlord may also be responsible for repairing this damage.

In most situations, a landlord can’t terminate your tenancy until the problem they are responsible for has been addressed. However, if your landlord has neglected to address an issue that makes living in the property unsuitable for you and your family’s needs, then it may be necessary to leave earlier than agreed. Despite being secure and suitable for human residence, this would give you sufficient grounds on which to take action.

Who is responsible for windows and doors in a housing association property?

Council & Housing association landlords are responsible for exterior repairs to a rental property, including damage to doors and windows. Despite what the rental agreement might say, it is ultimately a landlord’s responsibility to make sure that windows and doors are in good working order.

Failing to do so can cause serious problems such as mold growth or safety hazards. Landlords should check for indicators of wear-and-tear like eroded sealants, broken door handles/locks, rotten window frames, faulty hinges or broken glass; ensuring too that all external openings remain draughtproof and damp free when closed properly.

Can i make a disrepair claim for external issues with the building?

By law, the landlord is responsible for dealing with any essential external or structural repairs to their leased property as mandated by Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This section covers all kinds of necessary repairs – from repair works that affect its structure to those that enhance its visual appeal.

Not only should the landlord be aware of and address safety hazards within the property or its vicinity, but they must also cover any costs associated with repairs. Although you may have to take charge of minor maintenance issues like changing light bulbs according to your lease agreement, landlords are accountable for any major structural renovations that arise.

Are you a Council or Housing association Tenant with housing disrepair issues?
If so we can help you claim compensation on a NO Win, NO Fee basis.

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