What Are my Housing Association Repair Obligations and Requirements?
As an occupant you do have a certain amount of responsibility to keep where you live clean, safe and tidy, your regional authority or housing association also has a lot of repair and maintenance responsibilities.
Social Housing proprietors are responsible for many repairs in your house, consisting of any damage or disrepair affecting:.
the structure/exterior of the building i.e. the roofing system, walls, windows and external doors.
central heating, gas fires, fireplaces, flues, ventilation and chimneys.
water system, pipelines, sinks, toilets and baths.
external drains and guttering.
gas pipes, electrical wiring and any devices provided i.e. if a cleaning device is supplied the proprietor is most likely responsible if it breaks.
typical locations like lifts and entryways.
If you live in a home of several profession or an HMO, your property manager has a lot more responsibilities for fire and general security, supply of water and drainage, gas and electricity and garbage disposal.
These need to be detailed in your tenancy agreement, which our Housing disrepair lawyers can assist you comprehend if you seem like you have the right to claim against your property owner or social housing association.
We can send out someone over to inspect the damage to your home if you reside in social Housing to assist us examine if you can make a claim.
Taking Your Housing Association to Court for Housing Disrepair
Once you have completed your Housing association grievances treatment, you will then have to wait 8 weeks. During this 8-week period, your Housing association need to resolve your complaint for you. If it does not, then you will need to bring a claims case against them, which will either be settled out of court, or litigate for judgement.
We can assist you take your Housing associated to court. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out how we can do this.