If your landlord has not protected your deposit within 30 days, you can take legal action against them, including claiming back up to 3X the original deposit amount as compensation.It can be painful parting with a tenancy deposit and even more painful when you don’t get it back from your landlord or only get some
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If you are a tenant or leaseholder and your landlord has failed to carry out their responsibility, you could make a claim for compensation to cover the repairs and payment of your legal costs and even pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
We specialise in compensation for tenants including disrepair compensation cases. There are a number of reasons why tenants may want to sue their landlord and there are a lot of different factors determining how much compensation you will be awarded and our experienced Solicitor will be able to advise you on this and guide you through the tenant landlord laws.
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Due to the inconvenience and distress that can be caused by having to live in a property in disrepair or by having to leave your home as a result of the disrepair, you are entitled to be compensated for this.
If you are a tenant, this will be calculated in relation to your rent. Alternatively, if you are a leaseholder, it would be calculated on the market rent for your property if you were to let this out to an assured shorthold tenant.
You essentially will receive a percentage of your rent back for the period in which you have had to live with disrepair. You can still claim this even if someone else pays your rent, such as the Local Council under housing benefit.
Contact us today if you think you might have a claim against your landlord for disrepair. We will arrange a convenient time to discuss your case and may be able to take this on under a no-win, no-fee agreement.
The short answer is yes. But there are a few stages that you need to go through. And new laws in 2020 have made Landlord's responsibilities clearer. We have further guidance here (including the different things that you can sue your landlord for): can I sue my landlord in the UK?
If your belongings have been damaged as a result of disrepair, for example water damaged by a leak, or you have been put to extra expense, for example having to pay higher heating bills due to draughty windows, you will also be compensated for this loss.
It is helpful if you have proof that you had and then lost the items for example in the form of receipts and photographs as this will often determine the amount you will receive.
There are a few things you can't sue your landlord for ranging from problems that arise from your behaviour as a tenant or events that are beyond the landlord's control such as fire, floods or natural disasters.
As of March 2020, you can sue your landlord for mould and damp if your property has not been maintained properly by the landlord and the property is not deemed fit for habitation. Your Solicitor will be able to talk you through the process and steps you need to go through to sue your landlord for mould and damp.
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Compensation For Disrepair Example
When you’re renting your home from a landlord and things go wrong, clients often ask us “How much can I sue my landlord for?” A client of ours was recently awarded £4500.00 after living in a property in disrepair for almost 4 years. Here’s how. The property had both defective guttering and a roof outside,