Housing Disrepair Claim: If you are a Council or Housing Association tenant and you believe that your rental property is in disrepair, you may have the right to make a housing disrepair claim. The process for making a housing disrepair claim will depend on many factors, however most of these can be found on our website, as well as the terms of your tenancy agreement.
In general, the first step in making a housing disrepair claim is to inform your landlord or property manager about the problems and request that they be repaired. If the issues are not resolved within a reasonable timescale e.g. 90 days Minimum, you may be able to take further action, such as:
- Escalating the matter to a higher authority, such as a housing advocacy group or a government agency responsible for overseeing rental properties
- Seeking mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution
- Filing a claim against your landlord or property manager
It is important to keep a record of all correspondence and documentation related to the disrepair issues, as this may be helpful in supporting your claim. You should also be prepared to provide evidence of the disrepair, such as photos, repair estimates, or other relevant documentation.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to seek damages for any losses you have incurred as a result of the disrepair, such as rent, increased living expenses, claim for personal belongings that may have been damaged due to the disrepair issues in your home. It is advisable to seek legal advice if you are considering making a claim, as the process can be complex and may involve navigating complex legal procedures.
We are here 7 days a week to talk you through making a housing disrepair claim against your landlord. please go to https://www.housingdisrepairadvice.org/contact