If you live in a rented property, you may have grounds for a compensation claim for housing disrepair. There are numerous issues that can arise as a result of a landlord’s irresponsibility, including health issues. Fortunately, there are several ways to file for compensation.
Common grounds for a claim for compensation for housing disrepair
Disrepair is a serious problem that can lead to legal disputes. Although it’s the responsibility of the landlord to keep the premises in a good state of repair, a tenant has the right to file a claim for compensation if the landlord has neglected to do so. If the landlord’s refusal to make necessary repairs has left tenants unable to live comfortably, they can file a complaint with the local Environmental Health department.
Housing disrepair can cause great stress for tenants. It can cause sleepless nights, anxiety, and depression. It may also lead to personal injury.
Common issues caused by irresponsible landlords
There are many common problems that can arise when a landlord is not responsible. While it is impossible to anticipate all possible issues, it is your responsibility to be proactive about any issues that do arise. In some cases, the problems are preventable by screening prospective tenants and paying them on time. Noise problems are one of the most common issues landlords face and can be difficult to deal with. They can range from loud parties to barking dogs.
Common health issues resulting from housing disrepair
Housing disrepair can cause a range of health problems including breathing problems, stomach and intestinal diseases, and pest infestation. It can also lead to mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety and depression. Many GPs report that housing problems have a negative impact on mental health, and 21% of adults say that housing issues are a source of stress for them. People who live in homes that are damp or poorly maintained are also at greater risk of developing asthma and allergies.
Whether the disrepair affects a single family home or a large complex, the health risks are numerous. In addition to causing immediate discomfort, mould can lead to long-term health problems. It is particularly dangerous for the elderly and children, who spend more time breathing in the bacteria.