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Our UK Disrepair Compensation Calculator allows you to see what damages you may be entitled to receive for the distress and inconvenience experienced because of the landlords failure to perform his/her obligation to repair.

Whether you are renting your home from a private landlord, housing association or local authority, the law imposes strict requirements on landlords to ensure that your property is kept in a good state of repair, particularly regarding:-

  • Damp and mould related issues
  • The structure and exterior of the premises
  • Water pipes and installations relating to water usage – such as baths, sinks, drainage systems and toilets
  • Gas pipes and electrical wiring
  • Roof, windows, gutters, drains
  • Heating and hot water

If you have reported your complaint to your landlord and they fail to carry out repairs, we can help you obtain a Court Order forcing them to do the works. We can also assess whether you are entitled to claim compensation for any delay in carrying out repairs and compensation for damage to any personal possessions.

If you are living in unpleasant conditions, this can be very stressful for you and your family. This is when you need expert help on your side. We will work with you to achieve a successful and swift outcome.

Hodge Jones & Allen are recognised as one of the highest ranking law firms for social housing and tenant law in the UK. We are one of only four firms in the UK to be listed as a Tier 1 firm for this area of law in the Legal 500 guide. We are also recommended as a leading team in housing law by Chambers UK.

You will find our solicitors are passionately committed to defending the rights of those in need of housing. We will fight rigorously to get the best possible result we can achieve.

Case Study

Our client, a tenant of a local authority was left without heating and hot water due to faulty electrics. There were also significant problems of damp and mould in the property. Our client had joint and muscle problems so the cold conditions adversely affected his health. After initial negotiations were unsuccessful we helped our client bring disrepair proceedings against the local authority in the County Court. The local authority took the position that the client had not allowed access and that the damp was caused by his own use of the property. We obtained a favourable report from a surveyor to establish that the local authority were responsible for the repairs and shortly before trial a settlement was reached with the local authority agreeing to complete the outstanding repairs, pay compensation to our client of £10,000 and agreeing to pay the client’s legal costs.

Our Social Housing Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience with housing disrepair compensation cases. Our legal practice and team of Social Housing Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.