What is housing disrepair


Of social housing renters surveyed stated that they are currently experiencing issues with damp and mould.


Stated that their homes were not in a good condition.


Stated that they had plumbing problems at their property.


Said that they had electrical issues at their property.


Stated that they needed property maintenance.

Your Landlord’s Responsibilities

That your home is in a good state of repair structurally

That your home is free from damp and mould

That your drains and gutters are clean and working as they should be

That you have a working heating system

That you have sufficient means to ventilate your property via window and working extractor fans

That you have safe access to gas, electricity and water within your home

That you have working sanitisation facilities ie toilets, basins, sinks, etc.

That your home is free from infestation such as rats, mice and bed bugs.

Eligibility to Claim

Is your home currently in a state of disrepair?

Have you complained to your landlord on more than 1 occasion regarding this disrepair?

Have they failed to carry out satisfactory repair to your property within a reasonable period of time?

Housing disrepair calculator


Use the calculator below to work out an estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled too.

Can I claim for Housing Disrepair?

Housing disrepair means a property that is in need of repair in order for it to be safe and suitable for tenants to live in. Housing disrepair responsibility falls to the landlord whether you’re a social or private tenant.

Ready to make a claim?

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Why should you choose Driscoll Kingston Solictors

Driscoll Kingston Solicitors’ mission was to create a fresh, modern and dynamic nationwide law firm with a focus on client care and access to justice for all. We provide specialist legal services in civil litigation including Housing Disrepair, Debt recovery, Japanese Knotweed, Data breach Claims, Uber Claims, Business Interruption claims, Personal Injury and Wills and Probate, dealing with both corporate clients and individuals across the whole of the UK.

With over 30 years’ experience our reputation has been built on client care and an aggressive willingness to win cases obtaining the maximum level of compensation available to our clients through the expertise of our partners and staff.

With state-of-the-art I.T. and an extensively developed case management system we are continually investing in the professional development of our staff to ensure that the level of legal expertise we provide is fair and accurate.

At Driscoll Kingston Solicitors we understand that the claims process can be overwhelming and stressful; Driscoll Kingston Solicitors aim to take the stress out of this process and pride ourselves on being able to provide a quick and efficient service to our clients while ensuring that their needs throughout the claims process are met.

We appreciate that making a claim against your Housing Association can feel very intimidating and our specialist Housing Disrepair team are here to guide you every step of the way to ensure that the repairs are carried out to an agreed timescale and to obtain compensation for you for the inconvenience of living in a property that is in disrepair. Driscoll Kingston Solicitors are one of the market leaders in dealing with Social Housing Disrepair Claims and we will ensure that you are kept fully informed throughout the life of your case.

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