Everyone wants their house to be a home, but this can be difficult if your landlord refuses to carry out repairs. Living in a state of disrepair will create stress and may even affect your health.
We can help stop that from happening by intervening on your behalf, whether the problem is a leaking roof or windows, cracking walls and subsidence, mould caused by damp, blocked drains or a broken down boiler.
The law requires landlords to ensure their properties are fit to live in and in good condition. Very often our involvement means landlords who have ignored repeated requests to fix things respond straightaway.
If they don’t, we can force them to carry out the repairs by threatening them with court action. We can also make a claim for compensation for any distress and inconvenience caused by your landlord’s failure to carry out repairs.
Our solicitors are recognised as experts in this area and will deal with your issue sympathetically and on an individual basis. Where legal aid is not available we can take your case on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, meaning you don’t have to worry about costs.
What People Say
Anthony Gold's 'groundbreaking' five-partner team wins praise for its 'knowledge, imagination and dedication,' advising tenants on repair, homelessness and possession issues. It has particular strength in social housing litigation, representing users and providers, and is well respected by clients and peers.
Strength in industry knowledge: "You can't do better than instruct them, especially in the housing sector."
Top ranked, the team is known for its strong commitment to legal aid and housing. Focused on tenants and also advises social landlords and local authorities. Highlighted for its high-end disrepair and leasehold disputes practice, alongside possession claims, homelessness and public law.
The team are "dedicated to this area and one of the go-to firms." They are "extremely well organised and work to a high standard."