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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Is your landlord liable for furniture repairs?

    Renting is becoming increasingly popular. If you rent a flat or house from a private landlord, it’’s essential to understand your obligations as a tenant before you sign a contract. For example, is your landlord liable for furniture repairs? There are some things you may be liable for, and some your landlord should take responsibility for.

    If you have an accident at work, your employer may be liable. If you suffer injuries as a result of damaged furniture or poorly maintained pathways in a rental property, question ‘is your landlord liable for repairs?’ If they are, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

    If you do wish to make a personal injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.

    Is your landlord liable for repairs in your rented accommodation?

    If you rent a home, it’’s wise to be aware of who is responsible for the upkeep of certain areas of the house. In some cases, tenants are liable for the upkeep and any damage that occurs.

    In others cases, landlords may be liable for repairs. In a furnished house, it’s wise to ask, ‘is your landlord liable for repairs of the furniture?’

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    If you’’re in a situation where you have damaged furniture and you weren’’t at fault for the damage, your landlord should accept liability. However, you will need to check the details of your tenancy agreement. Read your contract, where you should find the answer to the question, ‘‘is your landlord liable for furniture repairs?’

    If it’s not, make a phone call to your letting agency and see what they say. If your landlord is liable, they should replace or repair the damaged item without any issue.

    If you’’ve researched the answer to the question, ‘is your landlord liable for repairs of furniture,’ and you’’re unhappy with the outcome, seek advice. If you had already reported the problem, and you suffered subsequent injuries, you may have a case for no-win,  no-fee* compensation.

    If you were injured at work, and you weren’’t at fault, you would have the right to claim work injury compensation. The same rights should apply to you if you’’ve been injured in a rental property as a result of issues that have already been reported to a letting agent or landlord.

    If you need advice about making a compensation claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.