Are you a tenant living in a rented property which has fallen into disrepair? If you have suffered
injury, illness or even just inconvenience as a result of the disrepair, you may be entitled to
compensation. Mendelsons Solicitors are experienced within this field and we would be happy to
speak to you about conducting your claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

WHAT IS DISREPAIR?

By law, Landlords are required to ensure that your property is kept in good repair and, therefore, a
‘disrepair’ claim simply relates to any items which your Landlord has failed to repair. Typical
examples of items of disrepair are:

TYPES OF HOUSE DISREPAIR

There are various types of house disrepair claims, some of which are:

CRACKS IN EXTERNAL WALLS

MOULD IN THE PROPERTY

FAULTY ELECTRICS AND BOILERS

CRACKS IN INTERNAL WALLS

FAULTY INSULATION

LEAKING PIPES

GENERAL DAMPNESS

LOOSE SLATES/TILES ON ROOF – WATER AND DRAUGHT INGRESS AND/OR DAMP PATCHES

BROKEN FLOORBOARDS

BROKEN WINDOW OR DOOR FRAMES

Our House Disrepair Claiming Process

1.

Have a telephone appointment with you to discuss the items of disrepair and the effects which they have had on you and send you our Terms of Business and Conditional Fee Agreement to sign.

2.

Send a surveyor to your property to prepare a report, detailing the repairs which are required and write to the Landlord and notify them of your claim and request that the repairs be completed within a specific timescale.

3.

Consider any other effects of the disrepair (for example, illness or damage to your personal belongings and send a settlement offer to the Landlord and attempt to negotiate your compensation.

4.

If necessary, consider starting a claim at Court against the Landlord (however, we will always attempt to settle your claim without involving the Court).

WHY CHOOSE MENDELSONS?

Here at Mendelsons Solicitors, we understand that it can be extremely distressing and significantly
impact your life when you are living in unsuitable conditions. We are passionate about providing an
excellent service and we will assist you with your claim to ensure that you receive the maximum
compensation as well as making sure that the repairs to the property are completed as soon as
possible. We also understand that making a claim against your Landlord can be daunting which is
why we will do most of the work for you and ensure that it remains stress-free.

For advice in relation to bringing a medical negligence claim, call Steven Mendelson today, on 0161 241 1661 email us at sjm@mendelsons.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form and we will call
you. We will then discuss your case with you and explain the next steps for you to take.