So many of our clients come to us asking for help with the problem of council housing disrepair. They are frustrated, worried and can’t seem to make any progress when dealing with difficult councils or housing associations who aren’t following through on their responsibilities.
Many clients are struggling on a daily basis with all manner of issues, from mould and damp, broken windows, ailing roofs and even issues with heating, drainage systems or faulty electricity. This can make your daily life unpleasant, uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous. Whether you are a parent of little children, a single person living alone or a group of friends or students, you deserve to have a safe and comfortable home to live in.
What should I do?
Don’t worry, because Alison Law Solicitors is well placed to help you with this issue, and we have much experience in this area, having assisted many clients to overcome this same problem. There are straightforward, effective procedures we can follow to ensure that your disrepair issue is resolved in your council or housing association house. Not only can we help with pursuing the repairs to be completed properly, but we can also help you to claim housing disrepair compensation, in such cases where you have been affected financially or have had physical damage done to your person or belongings.
Because Alison Law is a totally independent firm, we have the luxury of being able to tailor our approach to our clients. We can offer direct contact with an experienced, professional lawyer who will give a free initial consultation to gauge the particular disrepair issue you are dealing with. After this there is no hidden cost, and we offer reduced fees for those on low income, as well as legal aid (which is subject to qualification) – we truly understand that those who are on lower income need legal representation in matters such as this, as it can be daunting and difficult to oppose a landlord, council or housing association. Our specialist advice will give you the confidence to be able to pursue a fair and legal outcome to your disrepair issues.
What will Alison Law do?
We will guide you through the process and make representation for you. Firstly, making sure that your landlord is fully aware of the issues at the property and requesting that the work needs to be completed. We will advise you on how to keep detailed notes and accounts of the damage and issues that arise therefrom, and how to take photographs to account for everything, keep receipts and medical records also. Then we will pursue on your behalf any compensation that you are owed from losses you have suffered as a result of the disrepair as well as taking vital legal action to make sure that the repairs are properly completed.
Council housing disrepair can be an issue that can become very drawn out and long, and issues and problems within the property only worsen during this time, to the point when home life can become unbearable – if you are in this situation and want to put an end to this problem, then seeking legal help can be the first useful step to solving it. We have branches in Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Oldham, where friendly, personable lawyers are waiting to help you with this issue. You can be assured of quality work, confidentially and professionalism while we help you with resolving your council housing disrepair.
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0161 674 0166 for a free initial consultation.