Oxford 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 Oxford 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 claim housing disrepair compensation from housing associations in Oxford?

As a social housing tenant, you are entitled to dignified living conditions. If the repairs your home requires have been neglected or ignored by the appropriate authorities, our experienced team of social housing disrepair lawyers can help you take legal action and secure meaningful compensation for any hardships endured as well as damages incurred. Don’t wait – act now! Start by lodging an official complaint with your local association; if needed, consult one of our solicitors who will protect and champion your rights every step of the way.

It is the responsibility of a housing association to ensure that their residences are well-maintained and any issues are quickly rectified. If they fail to do so, then they can be held accountable for any damages or compensation claims made against them as a result of their negligence. Our housing disrepair specialists take into account the physical, emotional, and financial distress that occupants may experience when living in poor conditions.

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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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.

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?

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?

A housing disrepair claim can cover a variety of problems, from damp and mildew to electrical faults and structural decay. Does the condition of your house have you feeling frustrated and out-of-pocket? If so, there may be a way to seek financial compensation from your landlord. Depending on the circumstances, it is also possible to reclaim rent payments made during repairs.

What are the time limits for filing a housing disrepair claim?

There is no particular expiration of time for lodging a housing disrepair claim, yet it’s wise to act quickly. If you make your complaint promptly, you’ll have an easier time gathering evidence and forcing any potential liable parties to be responsible. Moreover, in certain cases there are strict deadlines that must be followed when filing the claim—just think about personal injury claims; they need immediate attention! Therefore, if you suspect damage caused by disrepair has occurred on your property or rental unit don’t wait too long-take action right away.

If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you believe is caused by mould, you should speak to a solicitor about bringing a claim for compensation.

I have damp and mould in my rented home, can I claim compensation?

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 council 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!

Is it possible to get compensated for a 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 the windows and doors in a council property?

Although rental agreements may state that tenants are responsible for repairs, it is ultimately the duty of Council & Housing association landlords to bear the cost and manage exterior repairs such as damage to windows or doors.. Damaged or broken windows and doors can lead to many issues, including damp and mould, and can also be a safety risk.

Landlords should ensure that external windows and doors can close and that they are damp and draught-proof. They should fix any eroded sealants, broken door handles or locks, rotten window frames, faulty hinges or broken glass.

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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