Leaking Roof Housing Disrepair

A leaking roof can cause damage over time to the property furniture, walls, ceiling, and personal belongings. In addition to the structural damage that a leaking roof can cause, it’s also a health hazard. Moisture and mould can cause respiratory problems, as well as skin irritation.

 So, if you’ve noticed any signs of a leaky roof – such as watermarks on the ceiling or evidence of damp patches – it’s important to act straight away. You should contact your landlord if the property is rented.

To ensure that the roof leaks is to call in a professional roofer. They’ll be able to identify the source of the leak. It would be best if you acted fast because you do not know how much damage can be caused to the property.

What is my landlord’s responsibility when it comes to roof repair?

As with all housing disrepair claims, under UK law, property owners also known as landlords have a duty to ensure that the property you are renting is safe and habitable, as well as maintained to an acceptable living standard.  This includes ensuring that the roof is watertight and in a good state of repair.

If you have a leaking roof, and your landlord is not taking appropriate action to fix it, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. To find out more, get in touch with our team of experts today. We’ll be happy to help

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