When can you claim compensation?
You can start court action to claim compensation during your tenancy or up to 6 years after it ends. Disrepair claims can be pursued for a number of reasons, whether you’ve injured yourself because of broken tiles, have developed breathing issues because of mould, or have been put at serious risk because of a boiler fault. If you’ve experienced landlord problems and are living in, or have lived in, a property that was in disrepair, you may be able to make a claim against your landlord.
If you start your claim during your tenancy, you can also ask the court to order your landlord to do repair works. You must have reported the faults/issues to your Landlord in order to take court action for compensation. For this reason you may prefer to start a compensation only claim after your tenancy ends.
What you can claim for?
You can make a claim for compensation if repair problems in your home:
- made you or someone in your household ill
- damaged your belongings
- caused you inconvenience
- caused you harm or injury
You can also claim compensation if you haven’t been able to use your home in the normal way because of repair problems. Our specialist housing disrepair solicitors are here to help you to use your tenant’s rights to regain any financial loss and ensure your landlord is held accountable for their actions.