Housing Disrepair

Many people living in rented accommodation are left in properties that are inadequate in terms of the state of repair. The Legislation in this kind of case was set out in s32 Housing Act 1961 and then re enacted in the Housing Act of 1985 at s11.

S11 says that landlords are expected to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house (including drains, gutters and external pipes),

(b)to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity), and

(c)to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.

So if you have a property that has need of repair just call us and we can act for you in a no win no fee claim to compel the landlord to carry out repairs and to pay you compensation.

You must have asked the landlord to do the repairs and give him a reasonable time to do the repair before we can help. Please call our office now for a discussion as to how we can help you. The discussion is free of charge but we will tell you after that in writing as to how we can help and how much it will cost (probably nothing) going forward.

To contact our Housing Disrepair team, please call 01744 454433, or click here to email conveyancing@sthelenslaw.co.uk >