One of the best things about renting a property as opposed to owning is that as a tenant you are not responsible for the upkeep of your home. Sure, if you’re responsible for breaking something you will have to put it right, but if there are problems with the fixtures and fittings that are down to wear and tear or other reason outside of your control, it will be down to your landlord to put these right, and put them right quickly.
If you’re fortunate enough to rent from a reputable, professional landlord who takes his responsibility towards his tenants seriously, you’ll typically find that any concerns you raise will be put right at the earliest possible opportunity. However, some landlords are less scrupulous than others.
If you’re unfortunate enough to rent a property from one of these landlords and get injured or made ill as a result of a maintenance issue that he or she has failed to put right, you could find yourself in a position where you might well be able to retain a top 100% no win no fee South Gloucestershire law firm with a view to taking some form of personal injury action.
Lax landlords and South Gloucestershire law firm solicitors
One of the most unpleasant maintenance issues that can happen with a house is a sewage leak. Grey water is bad enough, but having a leak of raw sewage in your home will be revolting and could even wind up making you ill. You might be able to take South Gloucestershire law firm action against your landlord if you were made ill by a sewage leak in your home that he refused to pay to have sorted out. Perhaps he tried to say you were to blame for any blockage that might have caused the leak and you should have to pay to get it cleared.
If it was later proved that you had no part in causing the problem, perhaps roots had grown into the sewer pipes, you could very well have a personal injury case on your hands if you had been made ill by the raw effluent that found its way into your home.
Get the right advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve experienced anything like this and would like to explore your chances of hiring a South Gloucestershire law firm and launching a personal injury compensation case, you would do very well indeed to pick up the phone and call the Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page. You’ll be connected to one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors who will be able to offer you free legal personal injury advice, without any obligation to proceed further.
Date Published: 14th July 2014
Author: David Brown