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More and more cases of housing disrepair are coming to light across the UK. These cases are emerging following the extremely sad death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak, who died from respiratory failure resulting from mould exposure at his parents’ home in Rochdale.
Every tenant across the country has a legal right to live in a warm, safe and habitable household. Unfortunately, as demonstrated in the attached article, there are many households who are not living in such conditions.
If you have been complaining to your housing association in relation to a disrepair at your property without them taking action, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
The aim when making a claim is to firstly put the housing association under pressure to fix the repair, but also to compensate you for the period of time you have lived within the disrepair.