Housing Disrepair

If you live in a rented property property that has fallen into disrepair, you are likely to feel stressed and annoyed, particularly when your landlord is failing to fix the problem. It is a landlord’s responsibility to maintain a rented property for their tenants. Failure to do this could potentially lead to discomfort and, in extreme cases, health problems, for the tenant.

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to tenants whose home has fallen into disrepair. We will help you to communicate with your landlord to reach a fair agreement in your dispute.

If your landlord is failing to respond to your complaints, or refusing to repair your home, our team of expert solicitors can provide you with help and advice on what steps should be taken next. Call PDA Law today on 01244 373 373or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch.

Your landlord’s responsibilities

Upon the signing of the tenancy agreement, your landlord takes on certain responsibilities, including the maintenance of the property you are renting. This maintenance includes:

  • Carrying out repairs or replacing broken appliances
  • Ensuring the boiler is safe and working
  • Repairing gas or water leaks
  • Ensuring the house is free of mould or damp

If stated in the agreement, your landlord could also be held responsible for maintaining appliances, as well as your garden and other areas of your home.

Safety risks

If your landlord fails to properly maintain your property to an acceptable standard, they are failing to meet health and safety standards. This can lead to health problems for tenants, including:

  • Asthma and respiratory issues caused by damp and mould
  • Falls, cuts and bruises caused by poorly maintained walls and floors
  • Fatalities due to gas leaks and electrical issues

If you or a member of your family has suffered from health complications due to a poorly maintained property, you should contact a legal expert as a matter of urgency.

How we can help

At PDA Law, we understand how frustrating it can be to deal with an unresponsive landlord, particularly when your home has fallen into disrepair.

Our team of specialist tenancy solicitors is  here to help you gain the compensation you deserve, providing you with advice every step of the way.

Contact us today

If your landlord is refusing to maintain your home to an acceptable standard, contact PDA Law today by calling 01244 373 373 or by completing our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.