Property Disrepair Claims

We represent both landlords and tenants in cases related to property disrepair, guiding you through the process and helping you to understand your rights and responsibilities.
  • What are property disrepair claims?

    Property disrepair claims are legal actions taken by tenants or leaseholders to address and seek compensation for the failure to maintain or repair a property adequately. These claims typically arise when the condition of the property poses health and safety risks or significantly affects its habitability.

    Relevant UK Law: Property disrepair claims in the UK are governed by various laws, including the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the Defective Premises Act 1972, and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.

  • How can Sky Solicitors assist in property disrepair claims?

    Sky Solicitors can assist tenants and leaseholders in property disrepair claims. We can evaluate the extent of disrepair, assess liability, gather evidence, advise on the legal options available, and represent your interests throughout the claims process.

  • What are the responsibilities of landlords in relation to property maintenance and repairs?

    Landlords have a legal obligation to ensure that rented properties are maintained in a good state of repair. They must address issues promptly, undertake necessary repairs, and provide habitable living conditions for tenants.

    Relevant UK Law: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 sets out the implied terms and obligations of landlords in relation to property maintenance and repairs.

  • What evidence is required in property disrepair claims?

    In property disrepair claims, evidence such as photographs, inspection reports, repair invoices, correspondence with the landlord, and medical records (if applicable) can support the claim. This evidence helps demonstrate the existence and extent of the disrepair, its impact on the tenant, and the landlord’s failure to address the issue.

  • Can tenants claim compensation for property disrepair?

    Yes, tenants can claim compensation for property disrepair if they have suffered loss or harm as a result of the landlord’s failure to maintain or repair the property adequately. Compensation may include damages for personal injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, or any financial losses incurred.

    Relevant UK Law: The compensation awarded in property disrepair claims is determined by the principles established in case law, which consider factors such as the severity of the disrepair, its impact on the tenant, and any financial losses suffered.

  • Can leaseholders make property disrepair claims against the freeholder or management company?

    Yes, leaseholders have the right to make property disrepair claims against the freeholder or the management company responsible for the maintenance and repair of the property. Leaseholders can seek remedies to address the disrepair and may be entitled to compensation for any losses suffered as a result.

    Relevant UK Law: The rights and obligations of leaseholders and freeholders are governed by the terms of the lease, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, and other relevant legislation.

  • What is the process for making a property disrepair claim?

    The process for making a property disrepair claim typically involves notifying the landlord or freeholder of the disrepair, gathering evidence, seeking legal advice, and initiating legal proceedings if necessary. Sky Solicitors can guide you through each step and handle the legal aspects of your claim.

  • Are there any time limits for making property disrepair claims?

    Yes, there are time limits for making property disrepair claims in the UK. For personal injury claims arising from disrepair, the general limitation period is three years from the date the injury occurred. However, it is advisable to seek legal advice promptly to ensure compliance with specific time limits.

    Relevant UK Law: The Limitation Act 1980 sets out the time limits for

    bringing various types of claims, including property disrepair claims.

  • Are there any recent case laws or reported cases relevant to property disrepair claims?

    Yes, there have been recent case laws and reported cases that are relevant to property disrepair claims. Some notable cases include:

    Warren v. Keen [1953] – Established the landlord’s obligation to maintain the structure and exterior of the property.

    Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – This legislation provides tenants with the right to take legal action against landlords for properties that are unfit for human habitation due to disrepair.

    These cases and legislation shape the legal principles and obligations related to property disrepair claims.

  • How can I get started with Sky Solicitors for assistance with my property disrepair claim?

    To seek assistance with your property disrepair claim, you can contact Sky Solicitors through our website or directly reach out to our office. We will evaluate your case, provide advice on your rights and options, and guide you through the legal process to seek a resolution.

    Certainly! Here are frequently asked questions (FAQs) in a format with detailed answers regarding Service Charge and Management Disputes under UK law, including references to relevant laws and legal provisions. Please note that the case laws provided are for illustrative purposes and may not be the latest. It’s important to consult legal professionals or refer to updated legal resources for the most recent case laws.


The information provided in these FAQs is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal standards or interpretations. Laws and regulations regarding leasehold enfranchisement are subject to change, and the specific circumstances of each case can impact its outcome. It is advisable to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors to obtain up-to-date and tailored advice based on your individual situation. Sky Solicitors can assess your case, provide accurate information, and guide you through the leasehold enfranchisement process in accordance with the most current laws and legal provisions.

Note: The FAQs provided are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. It’s always recommended to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors for personalized advice related to your specific situation.