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Private Landlords - Disrepair

Disrepair Private Landlords


If you are renting with a private landlord you will be responsible for minor repairs but your landlord will be responsible for most major repairs. Your landlord will be responsible for;


Ensuring the structure of the property is in good condition, this covers;


  • Walls
  • Roofs
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Ceilings
  • Sinks, baths and toilets
  • Pipes and wiring
  • Heating and hot water
  • The safety of gas and electrical appliances


Your landlord must also ensure the property is fit for purpose, if the property shows any of the following problems, it will not be considered fit for purpose:


  • Pest or vermin infestation
  • Faulty sewerage or drainage system
  • Insufficient access to water
  • Is in any way infected


Your landlord is obliged to remedy any of these problems. If they refuse to do so, or the result is not satisfactory then you may be entitled to compensation.


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If you think your landlord has been negligent in their maintenance of the property you live in, contact one of our dedicated housing solicitors. We offer advice on how to take your case further and our solicitors regularly help tenants bring cases against negligent property owners. Our lawyers will be able to help you bring your complaints to the civil courts and remedy the situation


For expert legal advice on Housing Disrepair matters including problems arising from your landlord neglecting their duties, your property falling into disrepair and health and safety concerns caused by landlord neglect, do not hesitate to contact Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.


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