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Housing Complies After 10 Years of Disrepair Complaints

Housing Complies After 10 Years of Disrepair Complaints

Our client from the Nottingham area had been living in her council property for 14 years years with her family.

Over the course of 10 years, our client and her family, had made numerous complaints to the housing association with regards to the severe mould which was progressively getting worse.  These complaints and raised concerns where never rectified, which led to our client not being able to fully enjoy her home over the long term rental agreement.

When we where instructed to defend our client in this matter, it had come to light that the defendant had made a counter claim against our client. We managed to get the necessary repairs completed, which included a full chemical damp proof course; which disclosure showed should have been completed 10 years prior.

The matter proceeded all the way to video trial in Nottingham County Court where it was found that the council were on notice of the defects in the property.  This resulted in our client being awarded £4,800 in damages, with all works carried out to bring the property up to a habitable standard.

If you are in a similar position with a social or council housing and are requiring extra help to have your property brought up to the correct legal standards; please get in touch with us today!


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