The buy-to-let market soon returned to robust health after the financial meltdown of the late 2000s. While some investors who perhaps overstretched themselves got their fingers burned, those who were able ride the initial storm were soon able to benefit from soaring rents and record low interest rates. In fact, the demand for rental properties and prices became so high in some parts of the country that some less-than-honest property owners started to let barely habitable sheds and outbuildings to desperate tenants.
Unfortunately, this is one of the problems with any market where demand outweighs supply. The unscrupulous are willing to come in and cut corners in an attempt to make a quick and easy profit. When it comes to housing though, cutting corners can have some very serious consequences. Renting out a space that is effectively unfit for human habitation might make dodgy landlords a swift buck, but it could also land them in court facing a personal injury case if one of their tenants decided to use the services of decent 100% no win no fee injury solicitors in Hyde Park Corner to sue for compensation after being injured in an accident that was caused by their substandard accommodation.
Bad landlords and injury solicitors in Hyde Park Corner
You should never let an unscrupulous landlord take advantage of you in any way. If there is a maintenance issue with your property, you should report it to your landlord or managing agent immediately. It’s a good idea to do so via email or recorded letter. This way, if you end up getting injured as a consequence of repairs not being carried out, you’ll have evidence that you had previously complained about the problem to pass to your injury solicitors in Hyde Park Corner.
Evidence-wise, it will also be a good idea to take photographs of any offending maintenance issues. If you are going to use the services of a decent 100% no win no fee solicitor to sue a dodgy landlord for compensation, you will need to have sought medical attention for your injuries. If your injuries were not severe enough to require medical attention, your chances of winning compensation will be slim to nil.
Get some advice
If you’ve been injured as a result of the conduct of a ropey landlord or letting agent and want to look into the possibility of launching a personal injury case, you could do an awful lot worse than getting in contact with a personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if we might be able to furnish you with one of our injury solicitors in Hyde Park Corner on a no win no fee basis.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown