What should I do for Housing Disrepair Claim?
You would need evidence such as:
- Photographs of effected damped walls, external-internal pipes, gutters, doors and windows, baths and sinks.
- Any correspondence made to the landlord.
- Receipts of repaired or replaced with damaged things.
- Medical Reports of ill health caused due to disrepair.
The landlord’s obligations are set out under several pieces of legislation:
What is the Landlord and Tenant Act?
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 protects your rights as a tenant and when they are ignored, causing you harm, you have the right to make a claim against your landlord. The act states that the property must be fit for human habitation when the tenancy begins and that the landlord will keep the property fit for habitation throughout the tenancy.
Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant’s Act also covers the landlord’s obligation in regards to repair of a property, and it’s under the laws laid out in this section that the majority of lawsuits against landlords are made.
To find out how the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 may affect your case, or whether you have a case under this law, please contact us for a free initial telephone call to discuss your case.
Time limit for making housing disrepair claim
The housing disrepair claim limitation period is six years from when the issue was first noted and reported to your landlord. Your claim time limit will always be calculated from the earliest date, so if you know there was an issue with a leak in your roof and you failed to report for several months, the initial date would be from when the problem was first noticed.
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