If you’re in rented accommodation and your landlord has failed to fix your home’s damp or mould issue, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Your local council or Housing Association landlord has a legal obligation to ensure your home is maintained to a safe and comfortable level. Poorly maintained homes often suffer from mould, damp or condensation, which can impact on your health as well as personal belongings.
You have rights as a tenant, and if you’ve informed your landlord and he has failed to take the necessary steps to fix the damp problem, then you can make a claim for damp or mould compensation against your landlord.
What Can You Claim Damp Compensation For?
Living in a damp or mouldy home is bad for your health, your wellbeing, and all your possessions. You have a right to live in a safe, habitable place, and if you’ve reported the damp and your landlord has done nothing, you should claim for compensation and to ensure the repairs are carried out.
Damp, mould or heavy condensation can trigger a range of health issues and damage your home. As a guide, you may be able to make a claim for housing disrepair compensation, if you’ve suffered any of the following:
- Respiratory problems
- Allergic reactions
- Skin irritations
- Fungal infections
- Sneezing fits
- Inconvenience and discomfort
- Any costs incurred
- Damage to furnishings
- Damage to belongings
How We Can Help With Your Claim For Damp Compensation
If you have evidence that you’ve informed your landlord of the damp or mould in your home and your landlord has taken no action, our experienced housing law solicitors will help you make a claim for compensation.
We will make a compensation claim on your behalf for your poorly maintained home and the suffering this has caused you and your family. Working closely with you to fully understand your situation, we will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for any health issues and damage to your personal possessions caused by living in a damp environment, as well as for the stress, inconvenience and discomfort of living in an uninhabitable home.
In addition to claiming for compensation, we may be able to secure a full or partial rent refund for the time you’ve had to spend in the property when it was damp or mouldy.
Throughout the entire claims process, we will provide advice and guidance at every stage and ensure you are fully supported in your claim for compensation from your landlord for illness and injuries.