Housing Disrepair

If you’re living in a rented property you have legal rights: Basically, your landlord must keep your property in good repair. So, if your landlord is refusing to sort the problem out, call us for some free advice. Then, if we think you have a good case we can then act for you on a no win no fee basis.

The sorts of problems we can help you with are:

Problems with the structure of the Building – such as a leaking roof; leaking or ill-fitting windows, missing doors; leaks from your gutters; structural cracks in walls; unsafe flooring; unsafe stairs or stair rails.

Dodgy plumbing – such as leaking baths, sinks, or pipes; toilets or taps that don’t work; broken sinks or baths; showers that don’t work etc.

Problems with the main utilities – such as unsafe electrics; overflowing drains; or problems with the gas supply.

Carbon monoxide problems: – We can definitely help if there has been a carbon monoxide leak due to poor maintenance of the gas installations which has caused somebody to be ill.

Issues with heating: – such as a faulty boiler; radiators or gas fires that don’t work; or where there is no hot water.

Damp – Damp is a big problem. It affects lots of properties and is by far the most common form of complaint. Damp can cause tremendous problems such as ill-health, damage to decor and furnishings, and damage to your belongings. However, your Landlord can be forced to sort out the damp issues but this is a complex issue and you should take advice from a solicitor if you are suffering from major damp problems. Please read the article below for more information on this difficult issue.

All our litigation claims can be run on a NO WIN NO FEE basis!

Damp problems in rented properties

Damp is a common problem in British houses. The main types of damp which cause most of the issues are:

Rising damp – caused when water soaks up into the walls from wet ground below

Penetrating damp – caused when water soaks through the walls. This can be caused due to pipes or gutters leaking down the walls; or poorly installed cavity wall insulation which gets saturated and soaks through the interior wall

Damp due to leaks or flooding – This can be caused by leaks from plumbing, or leaks which come through the roof, or windows. Also, it can be caused by back flooding from inadequate or blocked drains

Condensation damp – This is caused when moisture in the air condenses on cool surfaces such as cold external walls or on windows

The Landlord is responsible for all types of damp; except for Condensation damp. The result is that most landlords will say that your problems are due to condensation. We will check this out, and if we believe that the Landlord is wrong and that the problem is one which can be blamed on the Landlord we will run the claim for you on a no win no fee basis.

We know that making a claim against your landlord can seem daunting but please don’t worry as we know what we’re doing! We can offer you:

  • A specialist team of experienced advisers.
  • Free advice with no obligation.
  • No win, no fee service.
  • We will arrange and cover the initial cost of expert help from surveyors

Enquire today and we’ll give you advice and help you get the compensation you are owed!