The term accommodation in disrepair covers anywhere you happen to be living that you don’t own and is not properly maintained. For example, you may be renting your house or flat from a private landlord, or from the council, or you may be living in a hostel or hotel. In all of those circumstances, it is the responsibility of your landlord to make sure that the property is safe.
Is your rented home in disrepair?
If where you live is not safe, and you suffer injury in an accident as a result of something your landlord has done or failed to do, then you may be entitled to make accommodation in disrepair claims.
Successful accommodation in disrepair claims will entitle you to money for pain and discomfort suffered, any future suffering and pain, and act as repayment for any loss of earnings as well as out of pocket expenses such as medical bills.
Accommodation in disrepair claims
As with any injury, the first and most important thing you must do is visit a doctor. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt badly, things that seem innocuous can sometimes become more serious, so it’s always best to check and make sure, especially if you’ve banged your head.
If, prior to getting hurt, you had complained to your landlord about his or her failure to maintain your accommodation, please let us know. Give us all the details together with any responses from your landlord. Perhaps another tenant has similar problems or has witnessed the difficulties you’ve had with your landlord. Lastly, please take a photo of anything that shows the disrepair of the accommodation, and also of your injuries.
Claim compensation for accommodation in disrepair
Injuries that arise as a result of poorly maintained living accommodation are not uncommon, and we’ve got many years of experience in dealing with accommodation in disrepair claims of precisely this nature.
Our expert advisors will help you every step of the way. Our team of expert personal injury lawyers know exactly what to do to maximise the compensation due to you. We offer all our clients our no-win, no-fee promise so you can rest assured that we will only ever act in your best interests.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You might like to take our 30-second compensation calculator, which will give you a rough idea of how much you could claim. If you’d like us to call you then just text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
We can handle your accommodation in disrepair claims for you and get you the justice you deserve for your injuries.
Date Published: 14th November 2011
Author: Louise Thacker