Our client has rented from Peabody Housing Association for some time. A leak from an external downpipe has caused lots of damage to our clients flat she rented.
The disrepair please to the landlord in question were ignore by the housing association; which led our client to instruct ourselves to act on her behalf.
The disrepairs consisted of:
- Bowed laminate flooring due to damp ridden floors throughout the property
- Mould residue across wallpaper and areas of the living room walls
- Damp and Mould throughout the kitchen across the ceiling and walls, as a result of a faulty extraction fan
- Missing bath panels from the bathroom, including poor finishes to the bathroom which highlighted damp stained walls with paintwork deteriorating as a result
- The main bedroom showed excessive water damage due to the external damaged water pipe. There was also a detached plug socket which required reattaching
Our surveyors reviewed the damages within the rental flat, at the block of flats in question. The amount of damage caused and the conditions our clients was living is was not up to the correct legal standards, which therefore highlighted that parts of Section 11 of The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 could be claimed for in this instance.
Due to the extent of the damage and the enforcement of legal proceedings, the defendant agreed to bring the property up to the correct legal standards within a time frame we agreed, along with compensation for our client for the inconvenience caused as a result of £5,000.00.