If you rent a property, you have a right to expect it to be safe to live in for the time you are there. However, while landlords can put tenants in danger, this tends to be a very uncommon experience for a renter to go through.
With that said, you might know first-hand how dangerous a rented property could potentially be if the landlord doesn’t take adequate care to provide you with a safe property to rent. If you have been hurt in an accident recently, and you think your landlord may have acted negligently and allowed it to happen, you could be well placed to consider a compensation claim.
It’s rare that landlords can put tenants in danger
This is very rare, but we do occasionally come across stories in the media about renters who have been injured in an accident in their property. For instance, a faulty boiler that hadn’t been checked annually could cause an explosion, injuring the people in the property. A landlord has a duty to ensure the boiler is checked annually and is safe to use, and if this hasn’t happened, it could potentially lead to a dangerous situation or accident arising.
The landlord’s duties extend to making sure every aspect of the property they are renting is safe. Regular checks, a risk assessment, and maintenance done whenever required – these are all very important elements to bear in mind.
Have you been injured while renting a property to live in?
If you have, you will understand how upsetting a situation like this can be. If you suspect there is even a sliver of a chance of making a compensation claim following your injuries, do call us today. We’ve helped others in similar situations in the past, and we are here to see whether we can help you, too.
Accident Advice Helpline has plenty of considerate and friendly advisors, ready to take your call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you choose to call from your mobile. As you know, landlords can put tenants in danger, and if this has happened to you, you should have a chat with us now. We can let you know whether one of our personal injury lawyers could be in the ideal position to make a compensation claim on your behalf, if enough evidence exists to support such a case.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen