Rising rental prices are meaning greater returns for landlords, especially in London and the south east. As house prices rise, thousands of potential first-time buyers are locked out of home ownership. These people have little other option but to rent, assuming they don’t want to go back and live with their parents.
All of this this increases demand for rented homes, which in turn boosts the rents landlords are able to ask. This can leave those on low incomes with a pretty poor choice when it comes to searching for a new property to rent.
In some parts of the country, properties in a poor state of repair are going for monthly figures that are out of reach to people lower down the income scale. This can mean that some have to settle for substandard accommodation that is barely fit for human habitation. Unfortunately, Irresponsible landlords know this and often do little to bring their stock of properties into a decent state of repair.
Maintenance issues are not just a hassle for tenants. In some case, they can pose a risk of doing them an injury in an accident that was not their fault. If you were to be hurt as a result of a maintenance issue at your rental home, there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee* practice of solicitors in Gunnislake with a view to suing your landlord for compensation.
Landlords and solicitors in Gunnislake
If you are unfortunate enough to have a below standard landlord and want to take action against they after suffering an injury in an accident that was not your fault that came about due to his failure to make sure your home was safe, your landlord will not be able to throw you out on the streets.
They will be legally bound to adhere to the tenancy agreement you signed when you moved in. Although it will be highly unlikely that they would allow you to stay when your tenancy came up for renewal if you did sue them through a practice of solicitors in Gunnislake, you will be able to stay put for however long is left on your agreement.
Call the professionals at Accident Advice Helpline
Pick up the telephone and call the Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500
from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, if we can help you with a possible claim in this instance, or if you’d just like some free legal advice regarding the possibility of a compensation claim.