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Client Receives £4,500.00 From Newham Council After Mushrooms Were Growing From Bedroom Carpet

Client Receives £4,500.00 From Newham Council After Mushrooms Were Growing From Bedroom Carpet

Our Client Mrs Balogun, had been complaining to London Borough of Newham Council since December 2019. She received a sum of £4,500 in compensation after seeking legal advice for Housing Disrepair on her two-bedroom London flat in Rowland Court in Canning Town.

Mrs Balogun instructed ourselves to act on her behalf. We work on a number of Housing Disrepair cases, where social or council landlords are not keeping their rental properties up to the correct legal standards. In this instance for Mrs Balogun, we successfully secured £4,500 in compensation for living with mould, damp, a broken living room door handle and mushrooms growing on her bedroom floor.

Mrs Balogun and her son had repeatedly complained to Newham Council for the multiple issues within her home; multiple emails – most of which were not logged. Mrs Balogun had reported mould and damp in both her bedroom and bathroom, as well as a missing living room handle making it difficult to open the door once it was closed and a defective shower cubicle that didn’t contain water properly.

Her bedroom was the most affected room in the flat with damp and mould on the ceiling and walls and mushrooms growing from her carpet following a leak from the roof which ruined Mrs Balogun’s expensive Nigerian clothes and soft furnishings.

Our client explained: “We are very satisfied with the team at High Street Solicitors for helping us come to a resolution after such a long time of repeated requests for repairs from our landlord. We would recommend anyone who is in a similar situation to us to act upon it, and to seek legal advice.”

High Street Solicitor’s Housing Head of Department, Larissa Ellis, added: “The team at High Street Solicitors work extremely hard to rectify Housing Disrepair cases. No one should be living in such poor conditions in the 21st Century. This particular tenant had been ignored for a long period of time and was living with a dangerous amount of damp and mould in her bedroom, as well as multiple other issues. She was left with no other option than to seek legal advice and we’re very happy with the outcome of this case.

The works will be brought up to legal standards which will resolve these ongoing issues, and Mrs Balogun has been compensated for living in such conditions. “I’d urge anyone living with disrepair to contact High Street Solicitors and we will help recover costs and have the issues resolved.”