Make a housing repair claim today

A housing disrepair claim is a legal process that is enacted by a tenant against a landlord for failure to act on a problem with a property that poses a potential danger to the tenant’s health and safety. Landlords have a legal duty of care to maintain the interior, exterior and structure of any property they rent out. Any issues to the property (faulty heating, leaking roofs, damp and mould or vermin etc.) that is reported by a tenant, should be fixed within a reasonable amount of time.

Tenants can make housing disrepair claims against their landlord if they fail to provide a safe living environment. MJW Law can advise on whether you are entitled to make a housing disrepair claim due to a personal injury sustained through inadequate housing standards. Start your claim process below to see if you have a case.

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Did you know that housing disrepair is a legal responsibility on your landlord? If you are a tenant living in rented accommodation, your landlord is required by law to ensure:
That the house you live in is structurally sound and watertight. That any gas and electrical installations as well as pipework and equipment for hot and cold water, heating,
A housing disrepair claim is a lawsuit involving a tenant taking legal action against their landlord for failing to fix disrepair or damage on the rented property. Your housing makes it hard for you to live in. It could be severe damage or minor repairs, like a broken window or oven not working correctly. Your housing doesn't have to be wrong all over - just some things

Types of Housing Disrepair Claims

We cover a wide range of Housing Disrepair Claims. The types of claims include the following
  • Damp & Mould
  • Rotting Windows
  • Damaged Brickwork
  • Leaking Roof
  • Faulty Heating
  • Damage to belongings

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    PERSONAL INJURY

    Try our calculator today and see how much you could claim

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    A large proportion of the UK population rent their accommodation from a landlord; however few tenants are fully aware of their rights when it comes to disrepair compensation. Here at MJW Law, we specialise in housing disrepair cases. Our team of experienced solicitors understand how difficult it can be for tenants to take action and make claims against their landlord.

    While housing disrepair claims can be difficult, our team of expert solicitors will go above and beyond to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can feel at home once again. And with our no win no fee model, there will be no cost to you until your claim is settled.

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    What our clients say

    Rebecca Hennessy took over our case and was exceptional. She was very patient, understanding and happy to explain everything to us when we felt overwhelmed with the legal jargon. Would definitely recommend her to help through any legal issues.

    Paula Buchan

    Very professional; Emily was absolutely amazing. She was with me through the entire process and we achieved the best possible outcome. They are the best.

    Adrian Vasilica Davideanu

    I had the pleasure of dealing with Alec who was supportive, gave clear and logical advice and helped us through a case that was long and very drawn out. It was Alec that gave us the confidence to see it through to it successful conclusion. Great service.

    David Gettins

    Free consultation call

    Every cycling accident claim starts with a free consultation call with a member of our team. This call allows you to explain your claim to us and provide any relevant information. Our dedicated cycling accident specialist will then offer you more information about the rest of the claim process and provide any necessary legal counsel.

    Claim evaluation

    Every cycling accident claim starts with a free consultation call with a member of our team. This call allows you to explain your claim to us and provide any relevant information. Our dedicated cycling accident specialist will then offer you more information about the rest of the claim process and provide any necessary legal counsel.

    Negotiation

    We will move forward to the negotiation of the details of the claim if we believe the case is strong enough. Our team will start to build your case, this involves collating all relevant evidence and completing the necessary legal forms. Throughout the process, a member of our team will keep you involved and will be available if you have any questions or queries.

    Settlement

    The final stage will be the settlement, if your claim has been successful (whether through court action or an external settlement) you will receive the compensation you’re due.

    FAQs

    When renting out properties, landlords can often avoid fixing problems. However, if your rented property falls below a reasonable living standard, it is the landlord’s responsibility for carrying out the repairs otherwise they’ll be liable for a Housing Disrepair Claim. This includes the following problems:

    Condensation Damp or Mould
    Faulty heating Gas or Water Leaks

    Insect or vermin Infestations

    Plumbing problems

    Structural issues

    Please note tenants must inform the landlord of the disrepair before a case can be brought against them.

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