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Housing Disrepair

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

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

Housing Disrepair Law Applies if you:

  • Rent from a Housing Association: If you rent from a Housing Association you have the legal right to make a Housing Disrepair Claim.
  • Rent from a Local Council/Authority: If you rent from a Local Council/Authority you have the legal right to make a Housing Disrepair Claim.

ARE YOU LIVING IN DISREPAIR?

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Damp and Mould

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Defective Brickwork

Housing Disrepair defective roofing

Defective Roofing

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Cracks

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Leaks

Housing Disrepair defective windows

Defective Windows

Housing Disrepair Damp and Mould

Damp and Mould

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Leaks

Housing Disrepair defective roofing

Defective Roofing

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Defective Brickwork

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Cracks

Housing Disrepair defective windows

Defective Windows

Housing Disrepair Causing Illness
Are The Disrepairs Causing You ...?
  • Discomfort and inconvenience.
  • Damage to personal belongings.
  • Deterioration to your health.
  • Respiratory illness.
  • Asbestos-Related illness.
  • Physical injuries as a result of unsafe fixtures or fittings, or any other structural issue.
Can I make a Housing Disrepair Claim?

If your property falls into one of these categories of disrepair, mentioned above, and you’ve reported it to your local Council or Housing Association, you may be entitled to COMPENSATION for disrepair if they have failed to repair them for you.

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

Housing Disrepair Claims

How we can help you

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.
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Call us today and one of our experienced Housing Disrepair Specialists will help guide you through the process.

We cannot help if…

  • Your landlord is not the council or housing association.
  • The repairs have NOT been reported to the council or housing association.
  • You are about to leave the property.
  • The council or housing association are due to carry out the repairs.

MEET THE HOUSING DISREPAIR TEAM

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.

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can usually handle Housing Disrepair Claims on a No Win No Fee basis.

Call or email us today to discuss your claim.

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Housing Disrepair Blog Posts

Council Disrepair

What the Council don’t want you to know about Disrepair

If you are a Council or Housing Association tenant and living in substandard or poor living conditions due to leaks, damp, mould, faulty heating/electrics and so on… then you are living in disrepair. It can be a frustrating and emotionally taxing situation to be in, especially if your pleas are being ignored.

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Is Your Council Landlord Ignoring Your Disrepair?

If you live in a Council Property it is their responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and well-maintained home. Therefore, the Council or Local Authority must repair any reported issues they are legally responsible for, especially if the conditions are affecting your health. If you have complained and they have not fixed the issue in a reasonable timeframe or are ignoring the problem entirely, Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can give you the help you deserve by ensuring the repairs are completed.

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– What To Do If Your Landlord Won’t Do Repairs –

Whilst we all have our own preferences on the standard of living, a standard that is not acceptable is a home in disrepair.
It is a legal right for tenants to live in a safe environment and it is a legal obligation for your landlord to repair any issues that may compromise it. If you rent from a Housing Association, or a Local Council, you may be entitled to compensation if they fail to repair the property.

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How to Claim Against Your Landlord for Disrepair

If your rented property is in disrepair, it’s your landlord’s responsibility to fix it.
As a tenant you have the legal right to live in a property safe and free from any issues of disrepair.
Your landlord has a legal obligation to repair your property and maintain it to a reasonable standard.

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Housing Disrepair - Who we can help

Housing Disrepair Help Guide

When talking about housing disrepair, it is important to clarify the difference between repairs which the landlord is responsible for, and general maintenance

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Alexander Cooke

Alex has more than 5 years of litigation experience. He began working in the legal sector for the firm back in October 2016 where he has developed his knowledge and ability of working in different sectors within the firm.

Alex is new to the role in the Housing Disrepair team after joining the team from dealing with Personal Injury claims within the Road Traffic Accident department. Alex’s priority is to represent his clients with the highest level of support and detail giving clarity and guidance with a professional approach and thrives on ensuring all claims are dealt within the client’s best interests.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the gym and watching football and the formula 1.

Charlotte Dingle

Charlotte is part of NJS Solicitors from 2016 – initially on the new business team but then transferred on different roles and teams which she loved. From January 2022 she is part of HDR’s team where she can apply all her experience obtained during these years.

Charlotte loves assisting clients with any queries, ensuring they are priority throughout the course of the claim. Taking initial calls for HDR claims and hoping to become a litigator within the file.

In her spare time, she loves and enjoys spending time with her daughter, also loves meeting up with friends and family.

Craig Flounders

Craig graduated from his law degree in 2010 and immediately began working within the legal sector, predominantly dealing with personal injury claims and litigation. He began working for the firm in 2017 and has gone on to head the Housing Disrepair Department which continues to grow and develop.

Craig enjoys acting on behalf of tenants and fighting toe to toe with Defendant landlords who have failed to keep the property in a state of repair. Craig can deal with all matters of civil litigation and is not afraid to push for the best settlement terms for his clients.

In his spare time, Craig enjoys going for walks in the local countryside, watching football and listening to music.    

James Pearce

James has more than 7 years of litigation experience. He began working in the legal sector for the firm from September 2013 where he has developed his knowledge working in several different roles, predominantly within fee earning and litigation roles.

James enjoys helping his clients get repairs done to the property. He feels his friendly approach helps his clients feel comfortable through the whole claims process hopefully making a potentially stressful situation as easy and straightforward as possible.

In his spare time, James enjoys both playing and watching football and walking in the local countryside with his young family and the dog.

Tracy Pace

Tracy has more than 15 years’ experience as a legal secretary. Tracy began working in litigation department for the firm back in February 2021.

Tracy is new to the Housing Disrepair team and Probate team after joining the teams from dealing with Personal Injury claims within the Road Traffic Accident department.  Tracy’s priority is to ensure our clients receive the highest level of support.

Interests: walking, family and friends

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