Law Firms Desperate To Battle Rising Housing Disrepair Claims

Author: Samuel Beckingham
Updated: Jun 29, 2022
2 minutes read

According to Inside Housing, social landlord representatives Trowers & Hamlins, have increased the size of their housing team by 175% since January 2021 to deal with the number of housing disrepair cases coming in. Solicitors have stated the increase is due to more cases of tenants living in disrepair.

If a property is considered in disrepair, then it means it requires substantial repairs for it to be determined safe and suitable to live in. This usually applies to rented homes or any other rented accommodation.

If you rent a home that is in disrepair, then you could be eligible for compensation for any inconvenience, discomfort, and suffering caused. Here are some of the common tropes of housing disrepair:

  • Damp and Mould
  • Unsafe Flooring/Staircase
  • Faulty Electrics
  • Gas/Water Leaks
  • Faulty Heating System
  • Other Housing Concerns
  • Rat Infestation

If you feel that any of these circumstances apply to the property you live in and would like to see if you are eligible to claim, you can fill out a few details.

Leading disrepair claim solicitors Baljit Basra at Anthony Collins Solicitors, told Inside Housing, the firm gets about 10 to 15 disrepair claims a day.

“We’ve got quite a large team and I would say at least half, if not more, are just dealing with disrepair claims because they are so prevalent,” she said.

The housing disrepair claims have become so frequent, that in December, Anexo Group, a firm that specialises in credit hire and legal services for motorists, formed a new team to focus on housing disrepair claims after expecting them to rise substantially during 2022.

For a full breakdown on how to claim housing disrepair, you can visit our guides.