Housing disrepair refers to conditions where a rental property has fallen into a state of neglect. Landlords are legally obliged to address these issues to maintain a safe and habitable environment for tenants.
When living in a rental property, several issues may arise that constitute housing disrepair, such as:
Living in a home with ongoing disrepair issues can greatly affect daily life. Structural damages compromise safety, whilst mould and dampness can exacerbate respiratory conditions. Defective heating systems can leave tenants in the cold, and infestations can create unsanitary conditions. These not only affect the state of the property but also have a serious impact on the health and well-being of the residents.
Landlords have legal obligations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 to ensure that properties are maintained and that any disrepair issues are addressed in a timely manner. These rules apply to all types of landlords, including local authorities and housing associations. As a tenant, it's important to be aware of these rights and to know what steps can be taken if your landlord is not fulfilling their obligations.
If you are experiencing housing disrepair and need assistance with your claim, Etico Group is here to help. Our experienced team specialises in housing disrepair claims and can connect you with a lawyer to provide you with the guidance and support you need. They'll help you understand your rights and work with you to ensure that your landlord addresses the disrepair issues in your home.
Begin your journey to restoring the comfort and safety of your home by filling in the form to the right. With Etico Group's expertise and support, you'll be well on your way to a better living environment. Get started today.