Landlords have a legal duty to ensure that your property is kept in a good state of repair and is safe and comfortable for tenants to live in.
Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 your Landlord has a duty to maintain your property and The Homes ( Fitness for Human Habitation ) Act 2018 means that homes should be safe, healthy and free from issues that could cause serious harm
If you are a tenant living in rented accommodation Landlords are required by law to ensure:-
- That your house is in a good state of repair structurally
- That your house is free from damp and mould
- That your drains and gutters are clear and do not overflow
- That your house is free from vermin and insect infestation
- That your central heating is working adequately
- That you have safe access to electricity, gas and water
- That your toilets, sinks, basins and baths ( sanitation ) are working adequately
If you have experienced any of the issues above and have reported them to your Landlord but they have failed to carry out the work within a reasonable amount of time, then you could be eligible to make a claim.
If you have suffered any inconvenience, injury or illness as a result of the disrepair then you could be entitled to compensation and we will also ensure that your Landlord carries out the necessary repairs to your property as soon as possible.