Client Wins £9,000 for Housing Disrepair Claim

Client wins housing disrepair claim
 Allaya Hussain
Case by: Allaya Hussain Updated:

Woman Wins Housing Disrepair Claim

At AWH, we have recently helped our client with their housing disrepair claim regarding damp in her home that resulted in long-term health issues.

After approaching AWH’s solicitor, Stacy Pimlott, our client was able to make a claim, winning £9,000 in damages.

Read more about making a damp and mould housing disrepair claim here.

What was the Housing Disrepair Claim?

Since the 19th of January 2019, our client has resided at her property where she has been exposed to damp, dust, and mould. Due to prolonged exposure, our client has developed health issues such as a nocturnal wheeze and cough. Due to the negligence of her landlord, she is now reliant on inhalers.

As a result of the pandemic, our client was unable to leave her property. During this time, she felt that her symptoms deteriorated, and she became more reliant on inhalers to assist with her breathing.

Our client has now moved out of the property that originally caused the problem. She has since moved in with her mother-in-law due to her concerns that the property would exacerbate her and her children’s conditions, who are also suffering from breathing problems because of the damp, mould, and dust.

Find out more about damp, mould and asthma causing asthma. 

Landlord Negligence

The landlord was aware of the conditions of the property. This was because they had conducted a surveyor’s report at their own request. As a result, an inspection was carried out on the 28th of October 2019. The report followed on the 14th of November 2019.

The report revealed that several rooms were identified as having large amounts of damp in. In addition, the high walls needed work carried out to reduce the damp to a level that was acceptable and would not cause further deterioration of any condition nor any detriment to any tenant’s health.

Difficult Breathing from Mould Resulting in a Housing Disrepair Claim

Our client sought medical intervention in September 2019 after experiencing severe difficulty breathing. Although she now lives in a different building, the symptoms are still problematic but not to the extent when she lived in the problem.

The Outcome of the Housing Disrepair Claim

With the help of our expert solicitors, Stacy Pimlott, our client was awarded £9,000 in damages.

Legal Support with Damp and Mould Issues in a Rented Property

Before making a housing disrepair claim, you need to know what your legal rights are. Our housing disrepair solicitors can help you assess your case and help you take back control over your situation. If you have suffered from damages to your property or health, we can help you claim compensation too.

All of our expert housing disrepair services are provided on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means you can proceed with a claim without worrying that you’re taking a financial risk.

With our help, you can get the necessary repair work carried out on your rented property. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve so you can live comfortably and healthily in your house. 

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