Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, landlords have a legal responsibility to their tenants, to ensure that the properties which they rent out are adequately maintained. This responsibility covers various areas of maintenance, including fire safety, mould and damp issues, security, wiring, central heating, and more.
If your landlord has failed to properly maintain the property you are renting, you may be entitled to raise a housing disrepair claim against them.
At Thornton Jones, we can help tenants to make housing disrepair claims based on many different issues, whether it’s problems with mould and damp, broken central heating systems, vermin infestations, gas leaks, or blocked drains.
When you work with us, we assure you that our solicitors always take a friendly and approach, ensuring that you feel comfortable, and that all your questions are answered.
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Why work with Thornton Jones?
At Thornton Jones, we have earned ourselves a fantastic reputation over the years, all thanks to our talented and committed staff.
When approaching your housing disrepair case, we will always be respectful of your situation and preferences. You can trust our team to provide an honest account of your position and options, helping you work towards a best case scenario outcome.
We understand that experiencing issues with your landlord can be incredibly stressful, and that, you may not always have a clear appreciation of what your rights are.
Our team will walk you through the housing disrepair protocol, ensuring that you know what you can expect at every stage of your claim.
At Thornton Jones, we don’t just support those who are raising housing disrepair claims, our landlord and tenant dispute solicitors can provide assistance with any type of dispute that you might be facing.
If you have any questions about our service, please contact our housing disrepair solicitors, to find out how we could help you.
Our housing disrepair claims service
Legal advice for housing disrepair claims
Our expert solicitors can provide legal advice on housing repair claims, assessing your case details, to establish whether or not you have a strong case, and identifying whether a breach of responsibility has occurred, regarding the maintenance of your rental property.
We have much experience working with clients to raise various types of dilapidations claims, putting us in the perfect position to help those whose landlords have failed to make any type of necessary repairs.
Building your case
Where we believe that you have the basis of a housing disrepair case, our specialist solicitors will help you to collect the documentation that you’ll need to build the case.
Required documentation might include photographs, written communications between the tenant and the landlord, and potentially medical records, if your housing situation has affected your health.
Where it is necessary to obtain expert opinions from third parties, for example, environmental health, our housing repair claims solicitors can make the required arrangements.
Letter of claim
Your housing disrepair claims solicitor will send a letter of claim to your landlord, detailing the issues, and requesting repairs, compensation, and or both, depending on the case.
Your landlord will have the opportunity to respond, and your solicitor will take the appropriate next steps to settle your case, depending on the landlord’s response.
In order to obtain compensation, your solicitor will negotiate with your landlord and or their legal representative.
Our specialist solicitors have supported many clients to secure compensation for housing disrepair, and will do everything that we can to secure you the highest amount of compensation possible, settlement amounts will vary significantly depending on the type of claim.
Where it is not possible to settle a claim out of Court, our housing disrepair claims solicitors can issue Court proceedings on your behalf.
Our solicitors will make sure that you are well prepared and understand the proceedings, presenting a robust case, moving toward the most favourable outcome possible.