Mould, Fungus, or Damp Claims

Mould, Fungus, or Damp Claims

Mould, fungus, and damp in a home can have serious implications for your health and well-being. If you are a council or housing association tenant dealing with these issues, it is essential to understand your rights and options for making claims.

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How can disrepairs affect your health

How Can Disrepair Affect Your Health

When a property deteriorates and falls into disrepair, it can have adverse effects on your health. If you’re renting, this is completely unacceptable, and your housing association or local council should take action to rectify the issue.

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Takeaways from New Report into Damp and Mould in Social Housing

Takeaways from New Report into Damp and Mould in Social Housing

On 28th June 2023, the Regulator of Social Housing published a report on damp and mould in social housing stock. The paper was created in response to the Coroner’s report on the tragic death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak in Rochdale, in which damp and mould present in the toddler’s home was found to have contributed to his death.

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Housing Disrepair Claim vs Housing Ombudsman Complaint

When renting a property, tenants have certain rights that are protected by law. One of these rights is the right to live in a safe and well-maintained home. However, sometimes landlords fail to maintain their properties, leading to disrepair and potentially hazardous living conditions for tenants. In such cases, tenants have two options: they can make a housing disrepair claim and/or file a complaint with the Housing Ombudsman, after the landlord’s internal complaints process has been exhausted.

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