Housing Disrepair Compensation

When you move into a new home you may find that certain aspects of the home don’t meet the standards you would expect.

This can be difficult to come to terms with and it’s often unclear what your options are. The fact is, if your housing association is at fault for the issues then you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can often be a significant sum making it well worth investing your time into.

Housing disrepair compensation can be awarded in a variety of different circumstances

Many of which we have discussed here if you would like to find out more. In this post, however, we are going to place the focus on the actual compensation itself and talk about how much you are likely to earn if you carry out a housing disrepair compensation claim.

There are a wide range of housing disrepair compensation calculators out there on the internet today, but in order to gain a more accurate estimate into what you might be entitled to claim it is often better to look deeper into your own situation and to assess the possibilities.

Your claim amount will depend on the key factors which are:

  • Rent amount
  • Disrepair type
  • The nature of the rooms which are affected
  • The habitability of the affected rooms
  • Arrears
  • Severity
  • Length of time that the disrepair has existed for

You can find out more about the process of making a housing disrepair compensation claim by getting in touch with us at Consumer Rights if you would like additional guidance on what to do and how the entire procedure actually works. It is important to consider all of your options and to fully assess your situation before carrying out the initial steps of making a claim, and it is advisable to take into account whether or not the issues you are facing are the fault of your housing association and if they fall into the category of housing disrepair.

How do I make a claim?

You must have informed your Council/Housing association about the disrepair problems you’ve been having and given reasonable response time in order for us to assist

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