Has your landlord failed to complete your Housing Disrepair Request?

Financial damage, pain and suffering due to housing disrepair are legally compensatable in the UK.

If you’re living in a house with poor living conditions and need a repair, you can get compensated for the damages caused by housing disrepair.

Whether renting a property with your housing association or local council, you have the right to live in a well-maintained and hazard-free house (Section 11; Landlord and Tenant Act 2015).

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Has Your Landlord Failed to Complete Your Housing Disrepair Request?

Financial damage, pain and suffering due to housing disrepair are legally compensatable in the UK.

If you’re living in a house with poor living conditions and need a repair, you can get compensated for the damages caused by housing disrepair.

Whether renting a property with your housing association or local council, you have the right to live in a well-maintained and hazard-free house (Section 11; Landlord and Tenant Act 2015).

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Has your landlord failed to complete your Housing Disrepair Request?

Financial damage, pain and suffering due to housing
disrepair are legally compensatable in the UK.

If you’re living in a house with poor living conditions and need a repair, you can get compensated for the damages caused by housing disrepair.

Whether renting a property with your housing association or local council, you have the right to live in a well-maintained and hazard-free house (Section 11; Landlord and Tenant Act 2015).

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  • Expert witness testimony in personal injury proceedings

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review of your case

Housing disrepair claim and compensation

If you live in an unmaintained house, did you know the law binds your landlord to carry out the repairs you report to them promptly and satisfactorily? Under the law, your landlord is responsible for fixing the following issues:

  • Damaged ceiling

  • Crumbling Paint and Plaster

  • Damp and mould on walls and floors

  • Dampness penetration through leaks

  • Damp and mould on walls and floors

  • Rotten/ broken doors and windows

  • Broken kitchen and bathroom fittings

  • Unsafe stairs due to missing handrails

  • Dysfunctional appliances and heating system

  • Internal damage to paint due to faulty drainage

  • Vermin and vegetation build up on the property

  • Unable to keep house warm when cold

  • Vermin and vegetation build up on the property

  • Faulty or no extractor fan in kitchen and bathroom

  • Visible staining on walls or ceilings

  • Drought coming from external doors

If you have already made a complaint considering the above-listed issues to your landlord, housing association or local council, and they were still not fixed, you’re legally entitled to housing disrepair compensation.

Against whom can I make the housing disrepair claim?

They say, “your home should be your sanctuary.” But, unfortunately, the opposite is true for far too many people in the UK. If you’re living in a rented property unfit for habitation, one of your rights as a tenant is to claim against your landlord, housing association or local council.

The first step is to contact your landlord or housing association and request repairs.

If they fail to satisfy your request promptly and responsibly, contact us to start a housing disrepair claim. You can file a claim for housing disrepair compensation for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emotional distress, depression and anxiety brought by your living conditions

  • Restricted access to using certain areas of your house due to mould and damp

  • Damage to your belongings, e.g., clothes and furniture, due to mould and damp

  • Health hazards include colds, viruses, infections and asthma due to dampness

  • Financial loss caused by absence from work due to personal or family health

Housing disrepair claim and compensation

If you live in an unmaintained house, did you know the law binds your landlord to carry out the repairs you report to them promptly and satisfactorily? Under the law, your landlord is responsible for fixing the following issues:

  • Damaged ceiling

  • Crumbling Paint and Plaster

  • Damp and mould on walls and floors

  • Dampness penetration through leaks

  • Damp and mould on walls and floors

  • Rotten/ broken doors and windows

  • Broken kitchen and bathroom fittings

  • Unsafe stairs due to missing handrails

  • Dysfunctional appliances and heating system

  • Internal damage to paint due to faulty drainage

  • Vermin and vegetation build up on the property

  • Unable to keep house warm when cold

  • Vermin and vegetation build up on the property

  • Faulty or no extractor fan in kitchen and bathroom

  • Visible staining on walls or ceilings

  • Drought coming from external doors

If you have already made a complaint considering the above-listed issues to your landlord, housing association or local council, and they were still not fixed, you’re legally entitled to housing disrepair compensation.

Against whom can I make the housing disrepair claim?

They say, “your home should be your sanctuary.” But, unfortunately, the opposite is true for far too many people in the UK. If you’re living in a rented property unfit for habitation, one of your rights as a tenant is to claim against your landlord, housing association or local council.

The first step is to contact your landlord or housing association and request repairs.

If they fail to satisfy your request promptly and responsibly, contact us to start a housing disrepair claim. You can file a claim for housing disrepair compensation for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emotional distress, depression and anxiety brought by your living conditions

  • Restricted access to using certain areas of your house due to mould and damp

  • Damage to your belongings, e.g., clothes and furniture, due to mould and damp

  • Health hazards include colds, viruses, infections and asthma due to dampness

  • Financial loss caused by absence from work due to personal or family health

With our help, you can file a personal injury claim against a negligent landlord, housing association or local council.

File housing disrepair claim against negligent landlord or council today!

Start your housing disrepair claim online today

You should start your housing disrepair claim online today if you think your local council, housing association or landlord failed to carry out the essential repairs for your house. Request a free consultation today.

As part of our initial consultation, we would analyse your living situation and recommend a qualified housing disrepair solicitor to start representing you. You should get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering caused due to housing disrepair, and we are here to do just that.

As part of our initial consultation, we’ll review any proof and evidence you’ve managed to obtain so far. If anything extra is required, we’ll let you know, and we could appoint one of our personal injury solicitors to start representing you right away.

Get maximum housing disrepair compensation

If you’ve been tired of calling your landlord for the necessary repairs to prevent mould, dampness or vermin from entering the property, let our housing disrepair solicitors get you compensated for your suffering.

We have more than 12 years of experience in the medico legal industry in the UK. Together with our Anderson Smith Law, Concise Medico strives to provide the best results for our clients involved in civil and personal injury cases.

  • No Win No Fee

  • Easy Appointments

  • Nationwide Services

  • Free 30 Mins Consultation

  • Expert witness reports and testimony

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Testimonials

JMR Solicitors

“From first using Concise Medico Ltd, we were impressed with their service and cooperation throughout the matter. They have ensured that our clients are examined at a convenient time and place and have provided regular updates.”

JMR Solicitors LLP, Solicitor

Dawn Solicitors

“From first using Concise Medico Ltd, we were impressed with their service and cooperation throughout the matter. They have ensured that our clients are examined at a convenient time and place and have provided regular updates.”

Dawn Solicitors, Solicitor

Mellors Solicitors

“From first using Concise Medico Ltd, we were impressed with their service and cooperation throughout the matter. They have ensured that our clients are examined at a convenient time and place and have provided regular updates.”

Mellors Solicitors, Solicitor

Our Process

Concise Medico’s housing disrepair claim experts can provide detailed, comprehensive medico legal reports to ensure you receive comprehensive support. We will guide you every step of the way, minimising stress and getting you the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

Step 1
Booking

Begin the process by completing our online form and
submitting your initial request for assistance and consultation.

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Step 2
Consultation

Schedule a free consultation with our housing disrepair
experts to discuss your case and explore your options.

Immigration Psychologist Expert Witness

Step 3
Assessment

Our experts will assess the situation and guide you through the
necessary documentation and evidence for your disrepair claim.

Immigration Psychologist Expert Witness

Step 4
Claim

After you’ve gathered the required documentation,
we will guide you through the process of formally initiating
your disrepair claim with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing disrepair refers to a situation where a rented property requires repair and is deemed unsuitable for tenants.

A housing disrepair claim is a legal action taken by a tenant against their landlord due to the landlord’s failure to address property issues or rectify disrepair issues.

When a landlord has been informed of the problems and given ample time to carry out necessary repairs but has neglected to do so, making a claim becomes a legitimate course of action.

Living in a property that is in disrepair or requires fixing can pose health risks or even endanger lives, making it crucial to pursue a housing disrepair claim in such circumstances. Common causes for housing disrepair claims include:

  • Structural issues
  • Pest and vermin problems
  • Dampness and mould
  • Lack of central heating or a faulty system
  • Gas or water leaks
  • Broken windows, doors, or gates

By law, landlords must repair any damage or disrepair in a rented home within a reasonable timeframe. They are legally bound to maintain the property’s structure satisfactorily. These responsibilities apply to all landlords, whether private or social housing landlords.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 outlines landlords’ various responsibilities and obligations toward their tenants. These obligations apply to all tenancies established after 1961 and continue to apply regardless of the presence of a tenancy agreement. As a general guideline, landlords must ensure that the property:

  • Complies with fire safety regulations
  • Has a functioning wiring
  • Has well-maintained central heating system
  • Provides adequate security
  • Has no mould or dampness issues
  • Maintains internal systems such as gas, electricity, water, and sanitation
  • It has a well-maintained roof, walls and ceilings
  • Is well-maintained externally (no vegetation build-up)

You may be eligible to file a claim if the disrepair could have been prevented and the damage was 100% avoidable, but your landlord’s negligence resulted in compromised habitat.

You must prove that your landlord was aware of the property’s disrepair through repeated notifications or because they should have been aware of the need for maintenance and repairs.

Additionally, it would be best if you showed that your landlord knowingly failed to take action to address the disrepair and neglected their legal obligations toward you as a tenant. If you establish these two points, you can proceed with a housing disrepair claim to seek compensation.

In the United Kingdom, housing disrepair claims are typically filed against landlords as they usually bear the liability. However, there are instances where responsibility falls on the party responsible for managing the property, such as a property management firm or leasing agency. In such cases, your compensation claim would target both the responsible party and your landlord.

Before initiating a housing disrepair claim, it is important to notify your landlord at least 21 days in advance via email, text message, in person, or by letter. Notifying your landlord via email or text message is advisable, as these options provide evidence of the date and time of your notification.

If your landlord responds to your notification, you must allow them a reasonable amount of time to complete the repairs. You can proceed with a compensation claim if they fail to do so within a reasonable timeframe.

Each housing disrepair case is unique and assessed individually. The compensation you can claim depends on the impact of the property disrepair on your health and well-being and whether it has resulted in medical expenses and suffering.

Compensation claims for housing disrepair may cover the following:

  • Personal injuries or health issues.
  • Related medical expenses
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Damages to your belongings.
  • Inconvenience caused by the disrepair

The compensation amount you can claim varies based on the severity of the problems you have encountered and how they have affected you. Other factors considered include the date you initially notified your landlord and the strength of your evidence against them.

A housing disrepair solicitor’s role is to gather and evaluate evidence, consult with medical professionals and building inspectors, determine the extent of liability, and assess the level of compensation you may be entitled to.

In addition, they will represent and support you throughout the claims process to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Typically, housing disrepair solicitors will collect and evaluate:

  • Physical evidence, such as photographs documenting the disrepair.
  • Communication evidence, such as emails and text messages indicating notifications sent to the landlord.
  • Information from other tenants who may have experienced similar issues.
  • Detailed examination of the property itself.

If you have experienced suffering due to your landlord’s failure to fulfil their legal obligations in fixing repairs or addressing disrepair in your rented home. In that case, it is advisable to pursue a compensation claim.

Our housing disrepair solicitors will help gather the necessary experience and adopt a friendly approach to ensure you receive comprehensive support. We will guide you every step of the way, minimising stress and ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

Start your housing disrepair claim online today

You should start your housing disrepair claim online today if you think your local council, housing association or landlord failed to carry out the essential repairs for your house. Request a free consultation today.

As part of our initial consultation, we would analyse your living situation and recommend a qualified housing disrepair solicitor to start representing you. You should get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering caused due to housing disrepair, and we are here to do just that.

Get maximum housing disrepair compensation

If you’ve been tired of calling your landlord for the necessary repairs to prevent mould, dampness or vermin from entering the property, let our housing disrepair solicitors get you compensated for your suffering.

We have more than 12 years of experience in the medico legal industry in the UK. Together with our Anderson Smith Law, Concise Medico strives to provide the best results for our clients involved in civil and personal injury cases.

  • No Win No Fee

  • Easy Appointments

  • Nationwide Services

  • Free 30 Mins Consultation

  • Expert witness reports and testimony

download 1 2

Start your housing disrepair claim online today

You should start your housing disrepair claim online today if you think your local council, housing association or landlord failed to carry out the essential repairs for your house. Request a free consultation today.

As part of our initial consultation, we would analyse your living situation and recommend a qualified housing disrepair solicitor to start representing you. You should get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering caused due to housing disrepair, and we are here to do just that.

Get maximum housing disrepair compensation

If you’ve been tired of calling your landlord for the necessary repairs to prevent mould, dampness or vermin from entering the property, let our housing disrepair solicitors get you compensated for your suffering.

We have more than 12 years of experience in the medico legal industry in the UK. Together with our Anderson Smith Law, Concise Medico strives to provide the best results for our clients involved in civil and personal injury cases.

  • No Win No Fee

  • Easy Appointments

  • Nationwide Services

  • Free 30 Mins Consultation

  • Expert witness reports and testimony

download 1 2

Testimonials

JMR Solicitors LLP

“From first using Concise Medico Ltd, we were impressed with their service and cooperation throughout the matter. They have ensured that our clients are examined at a convenient time and place and have provided regular updates.”

JMR Solicitors LLP, Solicitor

Dawn Solicitors

“As a solicitor firm, we have been working with Concise Medico for almost a decade. We found them very assisting, be it sourcing a specific expert in any discipline or arranging rehabilitation treatment nationwide. Very good at meeting set deadlines.”

Dawn Solicitors, Solicitor

Mellors Solicitors

“On occasions I have contacted Concise Medico Ltd, I have always been dealt a professional and friendly response. I hope you will continue with your good practices for many years“

Mellors Solicitors, Solicitor

Our Process

Concise Medico’s housing disrepair claim experts can provide detailed, comprehensive medico legal reports to ensure you receive comprehensive support. We will guide you every step of the way, minimising stress and getting you the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

Step 1
Booking

Begin the process by completing our online form and submitting your initial request for assistance and consultation.

arrow

Step 2
Consultation

Schedule a free consultation with our housing disrepair experts to discuss your case and explore your options.

arrow

Step 3
Assessment

Our experts will assess the situation and guide you through the necessary documentation and evidence for your disrepair claim.

arrow

Step 4
Claim

After you’ve gathered the required documentation, we will guide you through the process of formally initiating your disrepair claim with us.

Testimonials

JMR Solicitors LLP

“From first using Concise Medico Ltd, we were impressed with their service and cooperation throughout the matter. They have ensured that our clients are examined at a convenient time and place and have provided regular updates.”

JMR Solicitors LLP, Solicitor

Dawn Solicitors

“As a solicitor firm, we have been working with Concise Medico for almost a decade. We found them very assisting, be it sourcing a specific expert in any discipline or arranging rehabilitation treatment nationwide. Very good at meeting set deadlines.”

Dawn Solicitors, Solicitor

Mellors Solicitors

“On occasions I have contacted Concise Medico Ltd, I have always been dealt a professional and friendly response. I hope you will continue with your good practices for many years“

Mellors Solicitors, Solicitor

Frequently asked questions

Housing disrepair refers to a situation where a rented property requires repair and is deemed unsuitable for tenants.

A housing disrepair claim is a legal action taken by a tenant against their landlord due to the landlord’s failure to address property issues or rectify disrepair issues.

When a landlord has been informed of the problems and given ample time to carry out necessary repairs but has neglected to do so, making a claim becomes a legitimate course of action.

Living in a property that is in disrepair or requires fixing can pose health risks or even endanger lives, making it crucial to pursue a housing disrepair claim in such circumstances. Common causes for housing disrepair claims include:

  • Structural issues
  • Pest and vermin problems
  • Dampness and mould
  • Lack of central heating or a faulty system
  • Gas or water leaks
  • Broken windows, doors, or gates

By law, landlords must repair any damage or disrepair in a rented home within a reasonable timeframe. They are legally bound to maintain the property’s structure satisfactorily. These responsibilities apply to all landlords, whether private or social housing landlords.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 outlines landlords’ various responsibilities and obligations toward their tenants. These obligations apply to all tenancies established after 1961 and continue to apply regardless of the presence of a tenancy agreement. As a general guideline, landlords must ensure that the property:

  • Complies with fire safety regulations
  • Has a functioning wiring
  • Has well-maintained central heating system
  • Provides adequate security
  • Has no mould or dampness issues
  • Maintains internal systems such as gas, electricity, water, and sanitation
  • It has a well-maintained roof, walls and ceilings
  • Is well-maintained externally (no vegetation build-up)

You may be eligible to file a claim if the disrepair could have been prevented and the damage was 100% avoidable, but your landlord’s negligence resulted in compromised habitat.

You must prove that your landlord was aware of the property’s disrepair through repeated notifications or because they should have been aware of the need for maintenance and repairs.

Additionally, it would be best if you showed that your landlord knowingly failed to take action to address the disrepair and neglected their legal obligations toward you as a tenant. If you establish these two points, you can proceed with a housing disrepair claim to seek compensation.

In the United Kingdom, housing disrepair claims are typically filed against landlords as they usually bear the liability. However, there are instances where responsibility falls on the party responsible for managing the property, such as a property management firm or leasing agency. In such cases, your compensation claim would target both the responsible party and your landlord.

Before initiating a housing disrepair claim, it is important to notify your landlord at least 21 days in advance via email, text message, in person, or by letter. Notifying your landlord via email or text message is advisable, as these options provide evidence of the date and time of your notification.

If your landlord responds to your notification, you must allow them a reasonable amount of time to complete the repairs. You can proceed with a compensation claim if they fail to do so within a reasonable timeframe.

Each housing disrepair case is unique and assessed individually. The compensation you can claim depends on the impact of the property disrepair on your health and well-being and whether it has resulted in medical expenses and suffering.

Compensation claims for housing disrepair may cover the following:

  • Personal injuries or health issues.
  • Related medical expenses
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Damages to your belongings.
  • Inconvenience caused by the disrepair

The compensation amount you can claim varies based on the severity of the problems you have encountered and how they have affected you. Other factors considered include the date you initially notified your landlord and the strength of your evidence against them.

A housing disrepair solicitor’s role is to gather and evaluate evidence, consult with medical professionals and building inspectors, determine the extent of liability, and assess the level of compensation you may be entitled to.

In addition, they will represent and support you throughout the claims process to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Typically, housing disrepair solicitors will collect and evaluate:

  • Physical evidence, such as photographs documenting the disrepair.
  • Communication evidence, such as emails and text messages indicating notifications sent to the landlord.
  • Information from other tenants who may have experienced similar issues.
  • Detailed examination of the property itself.

If you have experienced suffering due to your landlord’s failure to fulfil their legal obligations in fixing repairs or addressing disrepair in your rented home. In that case, it is advisable to pursue a compensation claim.

Our housing disrepair solicitors will help gather the necessary experience and adopt a friendly approach to ensure you receive comprehensive support. We will guide you every step of the way, minimising stress and ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.