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Housing Disrepair Solicitors and Overview of Housing Disrepair

If you are living in substandard housing conditions that are impacting your health, safety and quality of life, you may be able to make a housing disrepair claim with the help of an experienced solicitor. Housing disrepair claims allow tenants to seek compensation from landlords for failure to maintain rental properties. Read on for an in-depth guide on what housing disrepair is, when you can make a claim, how solicitors can help, and what to look for in the best housing disrepair solicitor for your case.


Complaints About Council Housing Disrepair

Many council housing tenants find themselves living in properties that suffer from disrepair. This disrepair can severely impact quality of life and in some cases make a property hazardous to live in.

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Reporting Repairs: A Guide for Tenants

When something breaks down or stops working properly in a rental unit, it is the tenant’s responsibility to report the issue to the landlord or property manager. Reporting needed repairs promptly and through the proper channels is essential to getting the issue fixed quickly and maintaining a positive relationship with your landlord. This article explains important information for tenants on reporting repairs and home maintenance issues.


Tenants’ Rights When Landlords Won’t Make Repairs

Dealing with a negligent landlord who refuses to fix critical maintenance issues is an all-too-common occurrence for renters. Few problems strain tenant-landlord relationships more than disputes over repairs. Even when leases obligate owners to handle repairs, far too many landlords drag their feet on projects, apply mere band-aid solutions, unlawfully shift costs onto renters, or refuse services outright.

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Possession Claims: The Comprehensive Guide by Housing Associations

Possession proceedings refer to the legal process a landlord must go through to evict or remove a tenant from a rented property and regain possession. There are several grounds under which a landlord can start possession proceedings against a tenant, such as rent arrears, breach of tenancy, or wanting to reoccupy the property themselves.

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Mis-Sold Mortgages: How to Identify and Claim Compensation

Equity release is a financial product that allows homeowners to access the equity in their property without having to sell it. It is typically aimed at older homeowners who are asset-rich but cash-poor and need to supplement their retirement income. However, equity release can be a complex and risky product, and it is not suitable for everyone.

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Housing Association Repairs and Maintenance Policy

Housing associations are responsible for maintaining their properties to a certain standard. The Homes Standard, which was introduced in 2018, sets out the minimum requirements for social housing in the UK. This includes standards for safety, security, and comfort.