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As a tenant living in the UK, you have certain rights when it comes to your living conditions – and many of these will be laid out via a binding contract signed between you and your landlord, via lettings agency or otherwise, at the start of your rental period. 

It is always essential to read through your rental agreement closely and carefully before signing. Your rental agreement is a document that impartially ensures that both your rights and your landlords' rights are well-supported. 

However, there may, unfortunately, come a time where you feel your landlord is negligent as per the agreement. Whether this is due to housing disrepair, escalating fees without notice or other breaches of contract, it is always essential to understand your rights when it comes to potential landlord negligence.

We are here to help support you and advise you through the whole process should this be your concern.

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Suing Landlord for Negligence

Taking legal action against the landlord for negligence reasons may be tempting if you receive a home that has fallen far into disrepair or if you suffered a personal injury. However, it is crucial to understand your position and responsibilities regarding your rental agreement. 

As the closest local ally for landlord claims in the local area, our team are ready and waiting to take a closer look at the complaints you feel you need to make concerning your landlord and the way that your home has been treated in the interim. 

We will take a close look at your rental contract and will advise you accordingly. We understand that it can be stressful catering to a home that has fallen into disrepair, or if you are living under circumstances that appear to have gone beyond that which you initially agreed. Therefore, we work hard to offer a simple, straightforward and stress-free process to gaining financial restitution and legal support as and where necessary.

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Landlord Negligence Claims

Many landlord negligence claims in the UK arise from cases where reports of disrepair or improper upkeep have been continually reported but have been duly ignored. However, negligence can occur at several other forms, too, from financial demands without due notice, failure to provide tenants with a notice to vacate the premises, failure to advise of works being undertaken at a property to more besides. 

Essentially, any facet of your rental agreement which has been duly ignored or contradicted by a landlord may be due cause for landlord negligence claims to be pursued. Therefore, you must always retain your physical contract documentation and any paper trails of communication you may have with your landlord – as these can only bolster your claim should you need to make one in due course.

Landlord Negligence Lawsuit

Before diving into an entire landlord-negligence lawsuit, it is vital to understand your place regarding your rental agreement, responsibilities, and expectations before you make a claim. 

You should always make attempts to contact your landlord outright when matters of disrepair or related concerns arise – you should ideally report such cases via dated letter to your landlord’s home or office address. You should retain digital and physical copies of your own. 

We recommend that you follow up shortly afterwards should the matter remain unresolved. 

Do bear in mind that any cases where landlord negligence is pursued must outright confirm that the tenant in question is not at fault. Therefore, any problems caused by failure to comply with the rental agreement or of vandalism will hold no water when you go to court.

Ensure you follow your rental agreement to the letter.

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Suing for Negligence Landlord

If you are pursuing suing for negligence landlords have willingly entered into, it is essential to have your case laid out and ready to approach a local, nearby professional should you need to ask for extra help. 

As near me experts in housing and tenancy law, we help to support tenants pursue landlords for various reasons – though we always advise on keeping thorough, dated paper trails and remaining true to the rental agreement they have signed. 

This legal, binding document supports your rights and your landlord’s – therefore, any claims made against your landlord may be reversed upon you if you are found to be at fault. 

If there is no doubt that your landlord has failed to act in line with those responsibilities required of him in the contract, it is time you took action via discussions with a talented legal team near you or in the surrounding areas.

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Reporting Landlord Negligence

Suppose your landlord fails to act in line with your rental agreement. In that case, reporting landlord negligence is always wise – but you must always be ready to prove that you have undertaken enough effort to report issues to the landlord in question. 

If you have been left in a situation where your home has become unsafe or unhealthy to live in as a result of landlord inaction, it is time you sought the support of someone who will be able to offer you tailored legal advice.

What is a landlord liable for?

Landlord obligations include providing a "warranty of habitability" to their tenants. This is performed by ensuring that your tenant's rental is liveable, safe, and clean. Financials, taxes, utilities, and property maintenance are all responsibilities of a landlord.

What can't your landlord do?

Landlords are not allowed to access tenanted homes without sufficient notice or to terminate a tenancy before the lease expires. Unless otherwise stipulated in the lease or by the municipality, rent increases are not permissible. 

What happens if you damage a rental property?

The renter is accountable for any damage they make to the rental property. Damages should be reported as soon as possible so that they can do repair work or at the very least inspected by the landlord or a professional. 

Legal for Landlords

Is it legal for landlords to act beyond the remits of the rent agreement?  Not at all – this document is legally binding for you both and is drawn up impartially with a legal professional to hand. 

If you are in any doubt about landlord negligence in line with your housing contract, it is time to contact a seasoned professional in housing disputes – why go national when you can go local?

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