Learn more About Housing Disrepair in Social Housing
Throughout our ‘Services’ pages we have explained each housing disrepair service we offer in great detail to help you understand what we can do for you.
In this section we have gone further into the generics of the topic of housing disrepair in social housing.
You can find all the latest news articles and updates we have posted on this topic to keep you up to date with relevant and informational content regarding housing disrepair in the UK.
Housing Disrepair in Social Homes
If you are renting a house or flat from the council or a social housing association you may find that from time to time that repairs are required to keep your property healthy and safe.
Your social landlord is responsible for most repairs to the structure of that property and the accessibility to basic utilities.
If problems occur, for example when there is a damp and mould problem, your landlord should have the problem dealt with in a timely manner.
Your Responsibilities as a Tenant
You are responsible to inform the landlord of such issues as soon as they arise, and you should yourself ensure that you treat the property right.
You should provide proper ventilation throughout the property by opening a window every now and again, cooking with the ventilator on and not let clothes dry in a small room without air flow.
If your landlord fails or refuses to make repairs to such structural damages, you may need to consider legal action.
A housing disrepair solicitor can help you ensure that the repairs are made and that you are compensated for the inconvenience and damages to your health and belongings.
Landlord Harassment and Illegal Eviction
In the UK there are a number of laws set out to protect tenants in rented property as each tenant has the right to live in a safe home that does not cause damage to their health.
Landlords must abide by these laws in order to protect their tenants.
Landlords cannot use harassment or intimidation towards their tenants to stop them from asking for something or to get them to leave the property. If a landlord wants to evict a tenant, they will have to follow set steps to ensure the eviction is fair.
If the landlord does not follow the correct procedure it is considered an illegal eviction, and leaves the landlord open to legal action from the tenant.
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