Landlord Negligence Leaves Client with Respiratory Condition

Landlord Negligence Leaves Client with Respiratory Condition
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Case by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott Updated:

Complaints Made to Landlord for Housing Disrepair

Our client had resided in the London property since 2018. However, she reports that the house developed black mould in or around 2019. The client believed that the property had been in disrepair for some time. During this time, our client’s husband had made numerous complaints concerning the disrepair, however, none of the complaints resulted in the issues being resolved.

Landlord Negligence Results in Our Client’s Respiratory Condition

In mid to late 2019, our client started suffering with regular coughing episodes and breathing problems. The problems led our client to attend the GP for medical intervention. Our client thereafter developed a respiratory problem despite never having a previous respiratory condition before. As a result, she was prescribed with a salbutamol inhaler.

Due to the dampness and mould that was present in the property, our client had to regularly use the asthma pump to alleviate the breathlessness and tightness within her chest that she was experiencing.

Additionally, our client had to seek medical advice and attend the GP on multiple occasions. This was confirmed by her medical records.

Our client believed that the damp and mould within the property had directly caused her respiratory issues.

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Settlement Received for Housing Disrepair Due to Landlord Negligence

Due to the negligence of the landlord and their failure to adhere or respond to the complaints made by the client and her family, our client developed a breathing condition due to the poor conditions within the property.

The client obtained a report from Dr John Collins which confirms that prognosis of the condition and with the expert legal guidance of AWH’s Solicitor, Stacy Pimlott, our client was able to receive a settlement of £5,500 for housing disrepair.

No Win, No Fee Legal Support for Damp and Mould Issues in Social Housing

If your social landlord hasn’t addressed the mould and damp problem in your home, you should seek tailored advice from our housing disrepair solicitors.

Our expert solicitors have extensive experience with these types of cases. They can help you assess your situation and ensure that any damp and mould problems in your rented home are properly addressed.

They will also be able to establish if you could be entitled to compensation for any damage and health problems caused by the dampness and mould in your home. For example, if you’ve developed asthma or mould, such as black mould, has ruined furniture which you own.

You have a right to live in a safe home, so if you’re being denied that right we want to help you make a  claim to have your landlord ensure all disrepair, mould and damp issues are resolved. We want to help you be able to live comfortably in your home without having to worry about damp and mould issues causing your health to decline.

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