When to contact your landlord in a rented property and how to make an injury claim against them
One of the positives about living in a rented property is that when and if anything goes wrong, you have your landlord there to provide you with help to sort out any problems. Not only does this mean that you shouldn’t have to deal with problems on your own physically, it also means that you shouldn’t have to deal with problems on your own financially either, as your landlord will have to pay for any repairs.
However, you shouldn’t constantly be calling your landlord to come and fix things and infringing on the time that they have to work and look after other tenants, so here are some of the times that it is appropriate to contact your landlord.
- If something important is broken. Something like guttering, plumbing and so on needs to be fixed and it is not up to you to try to find the money to get these things repaired. Not only this, but your landlord will probably want to know something like this about their property, so you should contact them as quickly as you can.
- If you feel that something is dangerous. Don’t just leave it and hope that it doesn’t cause any injuries. Although your landlord is liable to fix things like this, there is no way for them to fix these things if they don’t know about them, so you do need to keep them in the loop.
- If you can’t afford the rent. If there is a month where for whatever reason you aren’t going to be able to pay the rent, or are going to have to pay the rent late, your landlord needs to know about this sooner rather than later. They might be willing to arrange some way of paying them late or in instalments, but you won’t know unless you contact them.
You should be able to make an injury claim in Uttlesford
You should be able to make an injury claim in Uttlesford against your landlord if you are injured in your home because of the negligence of your landlord. The kind of examples of negligence that may lead your landlord to have to pay out on an injury claim in Uttlesford for you, is if the house has not been put together properly, or if there are problems that you have informed them about, but which they didn’t fix and then you were injured by.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out about making an injury claim in Uttlesford and make a start on a claim of your own if you do think that you have a good enough case for compensation.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown