London Social Housing Compensates Tenant £1,500 For Housing Disrepair
Angelus Law were instructed by a 63 year old male tenant of a social housing landlord in London. Located in the Borough of Newham our client had been reporting disrepair issues to his landlord since 2017, but his pleas were ignored on repeated occasions.
The disrepair consisted of damp and mould throughout the property, as well as defective windows. This included the tenants living room, bathroom and bedrooms. Clearly, as a result of these living conditions, this caused great inconvenience and distress to the tenant.
Despite continually reporting ongoing disrepair in the property to their Landlord, the tenant was ignored and no works were ever completed to our clients ground floor flat.
The tenant approached Angelus Law for help. It was within the period of three months that Angelus Law had sent a formal letter to the Landlord and arranged for the tenant’s property to be inspected by a qualified surveyor.
Whilst negotiations then ensued, Angelus Law advised the tenant to issue court proceedings to ensure that the optimum outcome was achieved. Within 4 months of court proceedings being issued, Angelus Law settled the claim out of court, achieving compensation for the sum of £1,500.00 for the tenant and for all the works suggested by the tenant’s surveyor to be completed to the property.