Housing Disrepair Claims Manchester

Housing disrepair compensation claims

If you live in a rented property and your home is in a state of disrepair, you may be entitled to a disrepair claim. PR Scully can help you to make a claim for the repair work to be carried out, and help you to claim compensation for the distress you may have suffered due to the damage and disrepair in your home.

If you have lost out financially due to housing disrepair (having to redecorate more often that usual or damaged furniture, for example) PR Scully will help you seek compensation and ask your private landlord to compensate your losses.

If you have suffered physical health issues or illness (for example, breathing problems or difficulties due to damp) you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries with a personal injury claim.

PR Scully injury solicitors are personal injury compensation claim lawyers who operate under a no win no fee basis. It’s vital to use specialist housing disrepair solicitors for your housing disrepair claim or personal injury claims.

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What is housing disrepair?

If your personal property has not been properly maintained by your Landlord, it may have fallen into a state of poor condition, or housing disrepair.

The phrase “housing disrepair” covers a wide variety of problems such as structural defects, faulty electrics, leaking pipes, a faulty boiler, a faulty central heating system, or any failure to provide necessary repairs which could negatively affect your living conditions and even your health.

Does my Landlord have to carry out repairs to my home?

Your Landlord is under an obligation to make sure that your home has safe living conditions. You pay for a rented property and in return it is your Landlord’s duty to carry out repairs if they are required.

How do I force my Landlord to repair faults?

It is important that you have notified your Landlord of any problems that you have in your rented accommodation. The Landlord has to be on notice that there are problems with your home. Once they have been notified, if they have not carried out the necessary repairs within a reasonable time, you can begin to take action against them.

Once you have provided PR Scully with details of the problems that you have been having, we will write to your Landlord to confirm the repairs that need to be carried out. At the same time, we will put the Landlord on notice that we expect them to pay compensation to you for the inconvenience and distress they that you have had.

What if the Landlord denies the housing disrepair issues?

If the Landlord refuses that repairs are necessary, we will instruct a Surveyor and environmental health officer to visit your property and prepare a report of expert evidence which will set out all the repair faults that need to be dealt with.

Will I have to face Court action?

It is very unlikely that you will have to attend Court. Even if we get to a stage of issuing Court proceedings, generally speaking, cases will settle before it gets to the stage of anyone having to appear in Court.

Once we have sent a copy of the Surveyor’s report to the Landlord, if the Landlord fails to agree to carry out the repair work set out in the report by the local authority, we will have to issue Court routes and proceedings. We will ask the Court to make an order to force the Landlord to carry out the repairs. At the same time, we will ask the Court to award housing disrepair compensation to you.

Get in touch today to discuss your housing disrepair claims

Contact us via our website or ring us on 0161 667 8260 for a consultation about your liability claim with our liability team

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