If you are a tenant, living in rented property which has fallen into disrepair, you may have a disrepair claim against your landlord.
If your landlord has failed to repair faults or not kept the house in good condition you may find that your home becomes damaged. All landlords have a legal obligation to maintain the structure and exterior of their property to a reasonable standard of repair.
The landlord’s obligations are set out under several pieces of legislation, namely, the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1985, which applies to tenancies entered into after 1961.
Housing disrepair usually consists of the following issues:
- Mould or damp problems
- Damaged gutters, drains & pipes
- Structural issues
- Broken kitchen & bathroom fittings
- Broken heating systems
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Internal deterioration
- Leaks & water damage
- Pest infestations