Oldham housing disrepair team

Our team’s primary objective is to handle claims against council and housing association landlords to ensure tenants are provided with secure and livable conditions.

If you find yourself in a situation where your landlord neglects to address the issues of housing disrepair that you face, you may be eligible to file a claim for housing disrepair.

Our experienced housing disrepair team is always available to assist you with your compensation claim. Whether you fill out the form on our website or reach out to us for free advice, or fill out the form to check whether you are eligible for a claim or not.

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 Oldham 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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Compensation for housing disrepair in your property

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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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

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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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.

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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

How much compensation can you claim for housing disrepair?

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.

Your landlord is also responsible for the following

If your rented property has had disrepair issues that have made you or someone in your family ill, damaged property, or caused you inconvenience, you are entitled to compensation. If the current condition of your home has made a portion or all of it unusable, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for rent.

  • 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 council landlords have to repair damp?

As a tenant, you can expect your landlord to address any rising damp issues. This is because tenancy agreements typically contain an implied term that requires the landlord to keep up with internal & structural repairs of your home.

What does a housing disrepair claim cover?

A housing disrepair claim can cover a multitude of issues, from the presence of mold and mildew to electrical malfunctions to structural degradation. If your house is in bad condition and has caused you hassle or financial loss, you may be able to seek compensation from your landlord. You may also be able on occasion to get back the rent that was paid while the property was being fixed.

How long do I have to start a housing disrepair claim?

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.

Can I claim compensation for mould in my home?

Have you noticed an unsightly amount of mould and damp in your home? The leading cause is most likely due to an excess of moisture. This could be caused by a variety of sources, such as leaking pipes, damage that allows water inside from the roof or windows, or even newly built homes with insufficient drying time. Taking these elements into account can help you determine the true source so it can be addressed quickly.

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!

My roof is leaking, can I claim compensation?

As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring your rental property is well maintained. This covers all installations from water to heating systems and drainage pipes, as well as sanitary fittings like gas and electricity. If there is any issue with water leakage in the home under your care, it’s up to you to effectively address the problem promptly.

As a landlord, it is essential to guarantee that the home is safe and suitable for renters. If water damage has been caused by a leak from any pipes or other sources within the rental property, you as the landlord are responsible for fixing this issue before your tenants can move in. Additionally, landlords cannot terminate their tenant’s tenancy until they have taken care of all repair issues they are responsible for addressing. Although your property may be secure and meet all of the necessary requirements for human residence, if you sense that the landlord has not taken care of an issue which makes it unsuitable to meet your family’s needs, then you have grounds to act. On rare occasions, this might mean leaving before the end date in your tenancy agreement.

Who is responsible for the windows and doors in a council property?

Council & Housing association landlords are responsible for exterior repairs to a rental property, including damage to doors and windows. This responsibility exists even if the rental agreement says that the tenant is responsible for repairs.

Landlords should check their property regularly to make sure external windows and doors can close securely, are watertight and draught-proof. Inadequate maintenance of entrances or exits could lead to various issues such as mould growth, not to mention it can also be a security hazard too. So if you spot any broken door handles or locks, eroded sealants, rotten window frames, faulty hinges or shattered glass – get them fixed straight away!

Can i make a housing disrepair claim for issues with the exterior?

According to Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, it is mandated that landlords must conduct all necessary external and structural repairs on their leased properties. This encompasses more than just common maintenance – practically any repair job which impacts the visual appeal or structure of your property falls under this legal section as well.

The landlord is accountable for eliminating any security risks present in or around the property with their own capital. While your lease may account for you to do some minor maintenance, like replacing light bulbs, most major repairs are not your responsibility.

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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