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Conditional fee agreements for compensation
A conditional fee agreement means you only pay your lawyer if you win your case.
It is sometimes called ‘no win no fee’.
How conditional fee agreements work
If you win your case:
your landlord usually pays your legal costs
you might have to pay your solicitor's 'success fee' out of your compensation
If you lose your case, you:
do not pay the solicitor
might have to pay your landlord's legal costs
When could you claim compensation?
You can claim compensation if your landlord did something wrong. For example, if they:
Check the conditional fee agreement carefully
Ask the solicitor to explain any:
fees you might have to pay
terms that are not clear
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has information on what your solicitor should tell you.
Last updated: 27 November 2023