Landlords have a statutory duty to keep in repair the structure and exterior of your property and in repair and good working order the installations for electricity, gas, water and sanitation.
If you are renting your property from the council or a housing association or are the leaseholder of a council or housing association property, and your property suffers from problems such as dampness, mould growth, water penetration, defective heating or hot water, and you have reported the problems to your landlord but they have failed to remedy the problems within a reasonable period of time, you may be entitled to compensation for your distress and inconvenience as well as compensation for damage to your possessions as a result of the disrepair.
If you have rent arrears or a possession order against you, you may still be entitled to compensation. The arrears can be off-set against any compensation awarded to you.
Help is at hand if you want to deal with the problems you have with your home and improve your family’s home life.
To find out more and to see how we can assist you, please complete the online enquiry form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7708 3311. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 2 working days.
If your property suffers from substantial dampness and mould growth, which is prejudicial to your health, we can assist you in bringing a criminal case against your Local Authority or Housing Association Landlord for statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.Details