Southern Housing tenant awarded £7,500 in compensation after living with damaged roof, water damage and damp.

Housing Tenant Awarded £7,500 in Compensation for Housing Disrepair

HDR Case: Mrs Tuner

Mrs Tuner, who lives in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, brought a claim against their social housing landlord Southern Housing at the start of July 2022.

Description of the case:

Since 2017 the Claimant experienced issues with water ingress through the roof, resulting in water damage and damp. The Claimant reported the issues to the Housing Association multiple times. The Housing Association sent approximately 3 workers out in total to inspect it over the years, but unfortunately nothing was done until Mrs Turner contacted the Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors housing disrepair team.

The Claimant was successfully compensated in the sum of £7,500 by the landlord. This settlement was reached within 6 months of the Letter of Claim being sent to the landlord.

Claim for Housing Disrepair

As a tenant you have the legal right to live in a safe and suitable property and free from any issues of housing disrepair.

Your Council or Housing Association has a legal obligation to repair your property and maintain it to a reasonable standard.

If you are living in disrepair, you have reported it and your Council or Housing Association have failed to fix them for you, you may be due COMPENSATION and a rent refund.

How we can help you to claim for housing disrepair

Our Housing Disrepair Team of Experts can help you with the following aspects:

  • Instruct a surveyor to assess the disrepair and provide a report to use as evidence.
  • If necessary legally ensure your housing association or council completes all your repairs.
  • Claim compensation for you for the period of time your property has been in disrepair.

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors are housing disrepair claim experts, assisting tenants nationwide on a NO WIN NO FEE basis to compel their council or Housing Association to conduct crucial repairs to their properties, in addition to recovering compensation for the period of time repairs have been delayed.

Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Housing Disrepair Claims. We are sympathetic, understanding, and are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to discuss your claim.


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