If you have suffered harm from visiting or living in a rented property then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Whoever owns or maintains your property is under strict legal obligations to ensure that the property is maintained properly, so that you, your family and any visitors to your home are always safe and secure. Whatever is stated in the tenancy agreement, landlords are duty-bound to provide a property that is well-ventilated, in a reasonable state and can withstand regular weather conditions.
If you have had an accident in your home from a problem that you had notified the landlord of, which the landlord failed to rectify, you could have a case to make a claim for compensation.
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There a number of groups and individuals that may maintain your property including; private landlords, letting agents, housing associations, local councils and universities. Who maintains the property, will not affect the strength of your claim.
Some injuries can be caused by slips and trips on damaged and uneven surfaces, accidents in a car park, trips on a stairwell, injuries caused by damaged furniture, fixtures and fittings and/or suffering caused by damp or exposure to the elements.
Ensuring the property is free from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is of paramount importance, as CO poisoning has the potential to cause serious and debilitating injuries. As a result, whoever maintains your property is legally obligated to arrange an annual check by an engineer. If you think you may have suffered CO positioning, you may have a strong case for recompense.
If you have damp or mould in your home, this can cause harm and result in lung conditions including bronchitis, asthma or emphysema. Damp is generally caused by a lack of ventilation and frequently occurs in kitchens and bathrooms. Respiratory injuries resulting from mould are often cause for a claim.
Many injuries occur from housing falling into general disrepair such as defective flooring, dangerous stairwells and broken access ways to the property.
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