Why social housing Ignore Tenants rather Than Carry Out Repairs

Why Social Housing Landlords Would Rather Ignore Tenants Than Carry Out Repairs

Social housing is supposed to provide affordable, safe, and secure housing for those who need it. However, in recent years, there have been increasing reports of social housing landlords ignoring tenants’ requests for repairs.

There are a number of reasons why social housing landlords might choose to ignore repairs. One reason is that they may not have the funds to carry out the repairs. Social housing landlords are often under-funded, and they may not have the money to fix all of the problems that their tenants report.

Another reason why social housing landlords might ignore repairs is that they may not think that the repairs are necessary. They may believe that the problems are not serious enough to warrant the expense of repairs.

In some cases, landlords may ignore repairs because they do not want to upset their tenants. They may worry that if they fix the repairs, their tenants will start to expect more repairs in the future.

Whatever the reason, ignoring repairs is a serious problem. It can lead to tenants living in substandard housing, and it can put their health and safety at risk.

If you are a tenant and you have a repair that needs to be done, it is important to know your rights. You have the right to a safe and habitable home, and your landlord is legally obligated to make repairs.

If your landlord refuses to make repairs, you can take action. You can file a complaint with your local housing authority, or you can take your landlord to court.

It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many other tenants who are facing the same problem. By speaking up and taking action, you can help to improve the quality of housing for everyone.

Important links:

Housing disrepair advice https://housingdisrepairadvice.org/contact

Housing Ombudsman https://www.housing-ombudsman.org.uk/

Housing disrepair protocol

Housing disrepair protocol. As a tenant, you have the right to live in a safe and habitable home. If you’re experiencing issues with your rental property, the Housing Disrepair Protocol may be able to help. In this blog post, we’ll explore what the Housing Disrepair Protocol is and how it can benefit you.

What is the Housing Disrepair Protocol?

The Housing Disrepair Protocol is a set of guidelines that outlines the responsibilities of landlords and tenants when it comes to repairing rental properties. The protocol was developed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in collaboration with legal experts, housing associations, and tenant advocacy groups.

The protocol covers a wide range of issues, including damp and mould, leaking roofs, faulty plumbing, and inadequate heating. It sets out a clear process for landlords and tenants to follow when addressing these issues, including the steps that should be taken to assess the problem, the timeframe for repairs, and the consequences of non-compliance.

How does the Housing Disrepair Protocol work?

Under the protocol, tenants are required to report any issues with their rental property to their landlord in writing. Landlords must acknowledge the issue within a specified timeframe and arrange for an inspection of the property to assess the extent of the damage.

If repairs are required, landlords must arrange for them to be carried out within a reasonable timeframe, taking into account the severity of the issue and any practical constraints. Landlords are also required to keep tenants informed of the progress of the repairs and any delays that may occur.

If a landlord fails to comply with the protocol, tenants may be able to take legal action to force them to carry out the necessary repairs. This may include seeking compensation for any damages or expenses incurred as a result of the disrepair.

Why is the Housing Disrepair Protocol important?

The Housing Disrepair Protocol is important because it helps to ensure that tenants have access to safe and habitable housing. By setting out clear guidelines for landlords and tenants to follow, it helps to prevent disputes and ensures that repairs are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.

The protocol also provides tenants with a clear process for addressing issues with their rental property, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. This is particularly important for vulnerable tenants, such as those with disabilities or mental health issues, who may be more susceptible to the negative effects of poor housing conditions.

In conclusion, it’s a crucial tool for ensuring that tenants have access to safe and habitable housing. If you’re experiencing issues with your rental property, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the protocol and to take action to ensure that your rights are protected.

How to calculate damages for disrepair

How to calculate damages for disrepair. Housing disrepair is a serious issue that can cause significant physical and financial harm to tenants. When a landlord fails to carry out necessary repairs to a property, tenants may be entitled to claim compensation for damages caused by the disrepair. In this blog, we will discuss how to calculate damages for housing disrepair and provide useful information for tenants who may be facing this situation.

To begin with, it is important to note that the calculation of damages for housing disrepair can vary depending on the severity of the disrepair and the extent of the damages suffered. However, there are some general principles that can be applied to most cases.

The first step in calculating damages for housing disrepair is to identify the disrepair and its cause. This will involve obtaining evidence of the disrepair, such as photographs or reports from a qualified expert, and determining whether the disrepair was caused by the landlord’s failure to carry out necessary repairs.

Once the disrepair and its cause have been established, the next step is to calculate the financial cost of the damages suffered. This can include the cost of any repairs or replacements that the tenant has had to undertake as a result of the disrepair, as well as any financial losses incurred, such as loss of earnings due to time off work.

In addition to financial costs, damages for housing disrepair can also include compensation for non-financial losses, such as inconvenience, discomfort, and distress caused by the disrepair. These damages are often referred to as “general damages” and can be more difficult to quantify than financial losses.

To calculate general damages for housing disrepair, a court will consider a range of factors, including the severity and duration of the disrepair, the impact on the tenant’s quality of life, and the landlord’s conduct in dealing with the issue.

It is important to note that the calculation of damages for housing disrepair can be a complex process, and tenants may wish to seek legal advice to ensure that they receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

In conclusion, calculating damages for housing disrepair requires careful consideration of the financial and non-financial losses suffered by tenants as a result of the disrepair. By identifying the disrepair and its cause, and quantifying the financial and non-financial losses, tenants can ensure that they receive the compensation they are entitled to.

If you think we can help you please feel free to contact us https://housingdisrepairadvice.org/contact

Housing Disrepair Claim

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

Social Housing Disrepair

Social housing disrepair refers to rental housing that is owned and managed by government or nonprofit organizations and is made available to people who are unable to afford to rent or purchase housing on the open market. Disrepair in social housing refers to a state of neglect or deterioration that can result from a lack of maintenance, inadequate funding, or other factors.

Problems with disrepair in social housing can have serious consequences for residents, including health and safety risks, reduced quality of life, and financial burden. Common issues with disrepair in social housing may include:

  • Structural problems such as leaky roofs, unstable foundations, or unsafe electrical wiring
  • Plumbing issues such as blocked or leaking pipes, or faulty water heaters
  • Heating and cooling problems, including malfunctioning or inadequate heating and cooling systems
  • Pest infestations
  • Health and safety hazards such as mold, asbestos, or other hazardous materials

If you are a resident of social housing and are experiencing problems with disrepair, you should contact your landlord or property manager to report the issues and request repairs. If you are unable to get a response or the necessary repairs are not made in a timely manner, you may need to seek assistance from a housing disrepair solicitor or a government agency responsible for overseeing social housing.

If you think we can help you in any capacity whether that is just general advice or making a claim against your landlord. Please feel free to get in touch with us by picking up the phone or filling in the contact us form on our website or just click this link https://www.housingdisrepairadvice.org/contact

All advice offered is free and non judgmental as a company that has been around many years we have heard all types of situations and circumstances. Our priority is to help you get your home repaired

Social Housing Disrepair

Social Housing disrepair issues have come into the spotlight recently after a child died from exposure to damp and mould. There social landlord failed to do anything about these issues after numerous complaints. Since these issues have gathered national attention. We have had over a 200% increase to the traffic to our website from social housing tenants looking to seek help and possibly make a housing disrepair claim for their own unresolved disrepair issues. It is important to note that making a housing disrepair claim is a last resort. You should go through your social landlords correct complaints procedure before seeking legal assistance to get your home repaired and compensation.

Over the last several years we have helped council and housing association tenants get justice for the issues they have faced. Some of the tenants we have spoken to have not only waited months but years for work to be carried out to their home. No tenant should suffer at the hands of their landlord and put themselves and their families at risk

We have made it our mission from the outset to hold rogue landlords accountable for their actions or in this case inaction. As a tenant you shouldn’t be scared of raising a complaint against your landlord to get work carried out to your home within a reasonable time scale.

If you wish to see if we can help possibly make a housing disrepair claim against your council/ housing association and get your home repaired and compensation for being neglected. Please go to https://www.housingdisrepairadvice.org/contact

A link to the article referencing the issues we have discussed can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-63823400

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National social housing safety & compliance week!!

This is one week in 52 weeks where big wigs from the social housing and compliance sector talk about safety and compliance at an operational, strategic and cultural level. Are we the only ones that find this disgraceful! Thousands of tenants everyday are dealing with disrepair issues and neglect at the hands of their social landlords. Surely this warrants more than a week. These issues need to be addressed and the people in charge held accountable. People can talk until they are blue in the face but when will they take action to make sure you and your family live in a safe home free of issues and neglect.

While they talk and have a nice dinner, we are here to make sure you are not neglected longer than you have to be and to hold these social landlords to account. So remember if you do have issues and no one else is listening. We will and if it within our power we will help you!

A Surge of enquiries

Over the past week we have had a massive influx of enquiries from the south east. We have had both council and housing association tenants who have been ignored for months and in some cases years. They have complained and complained and been to the Environmental health and in some cases the housing ombudsman but with no luck or any resolution in sight. They contacted us as a hail Mary and we are able to help them. People see housing disrepair claims as a Horrible thing but in the majority of the cases we deal with we are a necessary evil and people are grateful for the help, advice and support we offer. So if you are struggling to get your home repaired. Contact us today who knows we may be able to help!

Why make a claim

As a social housing tenant you have a legal right to live in a home that is free of issues and is kept in a good standard by your landlord. If your landlord is neglecting you and you have on-going issues you may qualify to make a housing disrepair claim by which you can have your home repaired ( no more excuses) and compensation due to neglect and living in poor conditions. Contact us today to see if we can help

Have you had enough?

We deal with council/ housing association tenants day in day out who have had enough of being ignored by their landlord when it comes to repairs. Some of the tenants we have speak to have been ignored for months or even years all because their landlord would rather take rent rather then put there hand in their pocket to carry out work that needs to be done. Well enough is enough it’s time for tenants to hold their landlords accountable for their inaction!