Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 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

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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

How much compensation can you claim from housing associations in Plymouth?

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 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?

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 is covered in housing disrepair claims?

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 Plymouth

It is best to start a claim for housing damage as soon as possible. By taking prompt action, you can hold on to vital evidence and build your case stronger while meeting statutory deadlines. In addition, if there are personal injuries involved in the ordeal, it is mandatory that immediate steps be taken without hesitation or else risks will arise.

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.

Can I claim compensation for mould in my home?

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?

As mandated by English law, your landlord must ensure you have access to a reliable source of hot water or heat at all times. As a tenant, you have the right to central heating or space-heating apparatus in every room of your home. You also deserve access to boiling water whenever necessary.

As a tenant, you have the right to expect your landlord to responsibly maintain all hot water and heating systems as well as appliances that they have set up. Furthermore, it is essential for these devices to be in proper working order; if any problems arise with the heaters or other related equipment within your rental property, then it is incumbent on them to promptly repair and pay for necessary maintenance expenses.

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 windows and doors in a housing association 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?

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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