What Is Housing Disrepair?

Housing Disrepair

Housing disrepair is when a property is in a poor condition due to maintenance and repairs being neglected by the landlord.

Issues can include damp and mould, structural damage, faulty plumbing or wiring, and problems with the heating, ill-fitting windows and doors, or something else.

Your landlord is responsible for keeping your home fit to live in. But, if your landlord is neglecting certain repairs covered by law, you may be able to take legal action.

We recommend serving written notice to your landlord that repairs are needed. You should allow a reasonable time for your landlord to fix the problems, but make a note of when you gave notice, as it could help a claim.

If they’re still ignoring needed repairs, you may be able to make a housing disrepair claim to get the repairs done and get compensation, all on a no win no fee basis.

Get an estimate of how much you could claim with our compensation calculator.