Legal remedies for disrepair
Legal remedies and options for occupiers to deal with disrepair and poor housing conditions.
The ways for tenants, landlords and public authorities to obtain remedies for disrepair under contract, tort, or statute.
Security of tenure, notices given and other facts which advisers should check before advising their clients about taking action on disrepair.
The tenant must notify the landlord that repairs are required in order for contractual repair rights to apply.
The purpose of court proceedings by means of an order for specific performance or, for non-contractual issues, a mandatory injunction.
A private tenant’s options to deal with disrepair, including legal action.
Secure and introductory local authority tenants can use a specific set of remedies for disrepair and complaint procedures.
A person who was negligent in breach of their duty of care may be liable to pay compensation for the injuries or damage caused by disrepair.
Rights of tenants to withhold rent to pay for the cost of repairs or offset rent arrears against the damages for disrepair, and the procedure for doing so.