Our client was awarded £1,500.00 in damages in a housing disrepair claim against Birmingham City Council.
Our client has notified the Council of the disrepair issues to her ground floor flat on numerous occasions since 2015, however the Council failed to take any action.
Living in a poorly insulated one bedroom flat alone, had caused our client with much stress and loss of enjoyment of his home.
Due to the flat being very poorly ventilated and insulated, this had led to excessive damp and mould spreading throughout the property. The Council had a duty of care to ensure the property is brought up to the correct living standards for rental circumstances.
After continued requests to the Council, our client instructed High Street Solicitors to act on her behalf to pursue a housing disrepair claim. After 5 months we were able to reach a settlement agreement an conclude our client’s claim.
We ensured all works necessary to remove the mould where scheduled and guaranteed future preventatives where put in place for our clients peace of mind.
After over 5 years of previous neglect to the property; our client feels fully satisfied with the outcome of her housing disrepair claim. She is pleased with the outcome of settlement and works put it place to bring it up to legal standards.