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Housing Law

Manchester

0161 248 4444

Blackburn

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Housing
Disrepair Claims

At Ashwood Solicitor, we have an experienced team of Housing Disrepair Solicitors who provide clear and straightforward legal advice to social, council and private tenants.

Many tenants are not fully aware of their rights when it comes to Housing Disrepair Claims. If a property requires repairs to make it safe or enjoyable for you to live in, it is then considered to be in disrepair. We can help get your property repaired if your landlord or housing association is ignoring you, alongside seeking the compensation that you deserve.

At Ashwood Solicitors, we specialise in helping those living in unsatisfactory housing conditions and ensure claims are brought against local authorities, housing associations and private landlords.

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Landlord Obligations & Your Rights

Within most tenancy agreements, a landlord has certain obligations that they must fulfil, including maintenance and repairs to the property. If you have raised the issues with your landlord and they have not taken any action, then you should contact us as soon as possible. You may be able to make a claim If your landlord has failed to make repairs within a reasonable amount of time after you have formally reported the issues.

What Can I Claim For?

At Ashwood Solicitors, our team has extensive experience resolving housing disrepair claims and explaining legal matters to our clients. Here’s what you can claim for:

  • Defective Boiler and Heating
  • Damp or Mould
  • Faulty Electrical Wiring
  • Leaking Roof and Gutters
  • Defective or Cracked Windows or Doors
  • Wall Cracks and Structural Issues
  • Rodent Infestation

Our team can maintain amicable relationships between tenants and landlords; we aim to resolve your matter professionally and sensitively without going to court. We understand how daunting making a claim can be, but it is simple as our team will evaluate your circumstances and give you guidance along the way.

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Compensation Claims

Our dedicated housing team can also help you claim compensation for:

  • Living in a property that is in disrepair
  • Personal items that have been damaged due to the disrepair
  • Injury to your health which is caused by the disrepair
  • The discomfort and inconvenience caused
  • Repairs to bring the property up to the legal standard

The amount of compensation you receive will be calculated based on the length of time the property has been in disrepair, how many occupants it has affected and how severe the disrepair is. Each matter has its own specific circumstances and will be calculated accordingly.

Legal Aid Specialists

Legal aid for homelessness matters is available but depends on a range of circumstances. We can help you establish if you’re able to qualify for legal aid. However, we may require you to provide us with further information or documents to assess your eligibility. At Ashwood Solicitors, we often work on a wide variety of cases which has allowed us to gain a lot of experience with legal aid issues.
We have a priority to understand your individual case and legal aid issue, ensure you understand how we can help you while providing advice on your legal aid case. Complex issues can arise when trying to understand legal aid, but our team will take the time to explain your options and how we can help you move forward. We pride ourselves on making complex issues easy to understand and taking the time to explain to you how our practice works and how we can help you moving forward.

Why Choose Us?

Our depth and breadth of expertise have meant we could assist clients with a wide range of homelessness matters. The Ashwood Solicitors approach is proactive and means we can work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible. We can clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Our team are always approachable and knowledgeable when it comes to legal aid homelessness and can provide you with the best possible advice.

Contact Us

We specialise in a wide range of matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn. For a free initial discussion, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at info@ashwoodsolicitors.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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