3 Tips For A Housing Disrepair Claim

When pursuing a housing disrepair claim, it’s important to approach the process strategically to maximise your chances of success. Here are three tips to help you with your housing disrepair claim by Gary Saunders:

1. Document the issues: Thoroughly document all the problems and disrepair in your property. Take detailed photographs or videos that clearly show the extent of the issues, such as mould, leaks, dampness… Keep a record of any communication with your landlord regarding the problems, including dates, times, and content of conversations, as well as any written correspondence. These records will serve as crucial evidence in your claim.

2. Notify your Council/Housing Association: It is essential to inform your landlord about the disrepair issues promptly. Provide written notice that clearly outlines the problems, including their impact on your health, safety, and living conditions. Be sure to send the notice via a method that provides proof of delivery, such as registered mail or email. Keep copies of all correspondence, as they will demonstrate your efforts to resolve the issues amicably.

3. Seek legal advice and assistance: Housing disrepair claims can be complex, and it is often helpful to consult with a legal professional who specialises in housing law. They can guide you through the process, assess the strength of your claim, and help you understand your rights and options. They may also be able to negotiate with your landlord or represent you in court if necessary.

If you’ve reported repairs to your landlord and they haven’t done anything, you can make a claim..


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