If you do not own the property you live in, either outright or through a mortgage, the individual or organisation that does will have a responsibility to ensure that your home is kept in a good state of repair and is free as it possibly can be of risks and dangers that might wind up doing you an injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault.
If you rent from a private landlord, it will be likely that he or she will either take care of any maintenance issues themselves, hiring professional tradespeople to come round and put things right, or use a managing agent to do so on their behalf.
If you rent from your local council or a housing association, you will have to talk with its maintenance department to get any problems ironed out. If you report an issue that could pose a risk of doing you an injury in an accident that was not your fault, the person or organisation you rent from should seek to put things right as soon as is possible.
If this is not done and you do get hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be in a position to take personal injury action against the individual or organisation you rent from with the aid of a first-class 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors.
Taking action against your landlord
It may be the case that if a maintenance issue develops while you’re in a property and you don’t report it that you won’t be able to use a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors to seek recompense for what happened to you, but if you’ve been hurt after reporting an issue repeatedly only for your landlord to take no action, you could have a pretty solid case on your hands.
You could take action for something as serious as your ceiling falling down or for something slightly less dramatic, such as tripping on a piece pf broken parquet flooring. You might also be able to take action if you were done a mischief after coming into contact with any dangerous wiring or faulty boilers. Make sure you take photographs of any dodgy problems as soon as they arise, as this could help your personal injury lawyer fight your case.
Looking for solicitors in Greenwich?
Pick up the phone right now and call Accident Advice Helpline if you have been injured as a result of your landlord’s failure to put right a maintenance issueand require first-rate 100% ‘no win, no fee’ representation to claim compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline does not have injury solicitors in Greenwich working directly for them. However, this doesn’t matter, they can still help you. They are a national personal injury law firm that work with accident victims in all areas of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Greenwich or anywhere else get in touch!
For more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown