Housing Disrepair Claims

If your landlord has failed to maintain your property and has ignored or refused your requests for repairs to be made, then your landlord is likely in breach of your tenancy agreement.

Resultantly, you may be entitled to make a claim for housing disrepair.

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What is Housing Disrepair?

If you rent your home, then your landlord has a legal duty to maintain your property and ensure that it is kept in a reasonable and safe condition. Your landlord must ensure that your home is kept in good structural condition and must meet health and safety standards.

If you have had issues with your property, then you must inform your landlord and allow them the opportunity to take steps to make the necessary repairs. However, if your landlord ignores or refuses your complaints then you may be entitled to make a claim for housing disrepair.

What Types of Housing Disrepair Can I Claim For?

The type of issues that constitute housing disrepair are wide-ranging and include problems such as water leaks, damp, mould, vermin infestation, failing heating systems and structural defects such as cracks in the walls, missing tiles or faulty brickwork. Additionally, if the living conditions have caused you illness or injury then you may also be able to claim for this too.

If you have encountered any of these problems in your home and your landlord has not taken the necessary steps to rectify or repair the issues, then please request a free claim assessment to discuss your personal circumstances further.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Housing Disrepair Claim?

The first thing that we will do is ensure that all of the items of disrepair are documented and that your landlord agrees to complete the necessary repairs on or before a certain date.

Living in a property that is in a state of disrepair can also impact you both mentally and physically. You may be entitled to claim compensation for any psychological or physical injuries that you have suffered directly as a result of your poor living conditions.

Additionally, you may have suffered financial losses – for example, you may have spent money on attempting repairs yourself because your landlord ignored your complaints, or you may have suffered damage to belonging as a direct result of the disrepair. All of this can be recovered when making a housing disrepair claim.

Making a Housing Disrepair Claim

Making a housing disrepair claim could not be easier. Here’s how it works.

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Request a free claim assessment to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.

If you choose to instruct us, our solicitors will collect evidence before submitting your claim.


When negotiating with the defendant, we will ensure all repairs are agreed and will seek to obtain maximum compensation.


When your claim is settled, we ensure all repairs are completed and that you receive your compensation as soon as possible.

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Complete your details and one of our housing disrepair experts will assess your claim.

    Unfortunately, we do not act against Private Landlords. We recommend that you seek advice from the Housing Ombudsman.

    Unfortunately, you cannot make a claim unless you have first raised the issues with your landlord. Please therefore raise a complaint with your landlord directly. If your landlord takes no action to rectify the issues over the next 3 months, then please contact us again and we will gladly advise you further.

    Unfortunately, you cannot bring a claim against a landlord unless you still live in the property.

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    Robert, Banbury

    Absolutely brilliant from start to finish! No issues reaching anyone whether by phone, email or text. Chris was impeccable throughout and kept me updated at all times. You would think this was a multi-national organisation due to how good they are. Any future instances I will be straight onto the phone to Chris to look after any future problems!!

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    Amazing! After a year of trying to resolve a dispute with Prudential after they allowed their representative to leave Prudential and form a private company and yet charge our pension fund so he still works there. I gave up talking to Prudential and instructed SBW law. Kirsty represented me and secured substantial damages within 4 months of instructing SBW and they reduced their costs so I could have an extra £600. Friendly and impressive services.

    Catherine, London

    The service I received at SBW Law was second to none! The staff were so polite, professional and knowledgeable during the entire course of my claim. I was always kept in the loop and they were on hand to answer any query I had. I will definitely use them again in the future and would recommend the company to anyone seeking legal services.

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