Why Is Housing Disrepair Dangerous To Your Health?

By April 5, 2021 April 7th, 2021 No Comments
If your landlord has failed to repair faults or not kept the house in good condition you may find that your home becomes damaged and can impact your health in the long term. If you are a tenant, living in rented property which has fallen into disrepair, you may have a disrepair claim against your landlord.
Not only can a badly maintained property cause damage to your belongings, you can claim for any ill health that the disrepair has caused yourself or anyone who is living within the property. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your illness and how long it has lasted. You will also be able to recover any financial losses you have incurred as a result of your illness such as lost earnings.

ITV News reports, at the very least, the landlord is required to make sure the property is ‘fit to live in’ – this means the property does not affect your health, puts you at risk of injury and its condition sees you unable to make full use of the accommodation.

Read More about what you should do if  your landlord does not repair your home.

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