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It is Christmas time! Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we love being able to help our clients with their housing disrepair claims. You don’t deserve to live in a house that is full of disrepairs, especially around the Christmas period. You should be warm and comfortable when it gets to the Christmas holidays. After all, the weather is getting colder and you could suffer from illness due to the damp that enters your home. Broken glass windows can be a major hazard for you and your family. That’s why it’s crucial that your landlord gets them sorted as quickly as possible. If they fail to do so, it’s time for you to look into Housing Disrepair Claims.

Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your housing disrepair claim. All you need to do is get in contact with our law firm to get started. Call us on 0800 041 8350 or visit our website below:

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What should I know about Housing Disrepair Claims?

When you make any type of housing disrepair claim, it is important to understand that you are making it because your house is suffering from damages. In a perfect world, all landlords would be there to sort out your disrepairs as quickly as possible. Of course, you do need to give them enough notice to actually get the disrepairs sorted. This should be around one month. If they act negligently, they are breaking their “duty of care” towards you. They are responsible for the safety of you and any other people that are living in your house. Their negligence can come in many forms if you have suffered from a housing disrepair. This can include:

  • Ignoring all of your requests for help with the disrepair
  • Becoming aggressive with you because of the damages
  • Demanding that you help with paying for the repair work
  • Trying to repair the disrepairs and making them worse.

If you are suffering from disrepairs in your house, and your landlord refuses to get them repaired, it’s time for you to make a housing disrepair claim. Therefore, you could be eligible for a claim if the disrepair falls into one of three categories in terms of its damages.

Eligibility includes:

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Your solicitor will take a look at all of your damages and help you figure out how much you could be owed by your landlord. In some cases, you could be owed up to £20,000. You can use this to help you recover from any injuries or to help you regain your quality of life. At the same time, your solicitor will send over a triage assessor to your house to ensure that the extent of your damages has been assessed. That way you can feel confident that you are going to get all of the disrepairs sorted out and that nothing will be missed that could come back as a future damage.

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How did your window end up getting broken?

There are a range of reasons why and how your window ended up getting broken. In some cases, it may have been due to the negligence or actions of other people. Perhaps a neighbour accidently smashed it or you experienced a criminal trying to break into your house. However, your house may be very old and in need of repair work. If the glass of your door or house has broken due to age, it’s likely that your landlord will have to pay for it to be replaced. Your broken glass could have also been destroyed due to natural weather.

Heavy winds or hail may have destroyed the glass of your home. You may have even found that it became weaker due to condensation, mould, damp or even animals trying to break through tiny chips and cracks. Even the temperature can have an effect on glass as it can cause it to expand and contract, meaning that it’s likely that it will end up breaking. As you can see, there are a range of ways that you may have ended up experiencing a disrepair.

What should I do if my house suffers from a disrepair?

Try not to panic if your house has suffered from a broken glass window. Glass can be dangerous, especially for small children, but you can get it fixed quickly. Be careful around the damage. Glass can be extremely sharp and you may find that you end getting hurt because of the pointy and jagged edges. If you are afraid of going near it, wear gloves and make sure to wear something on your feet. You can even wear goggles if that will make you feel better. Warn everyone about the broken window and keep your family away from it. Then you can sweep up the shards of glass and hoover the area. Small specks of glass can get stuck in your carpet. Therefore, you need to be extra careful no one stands on it.

If someone does end up standing on the glass, you can pull it out with tweezers. However, if it cannot be removed and sterilized by yourself, you may have to go to hospital to have a specialist remove it. With that said, if everyone is safe, and the broken glass has been picked off the ground, you should focus on the hole that has been left behind. You may feel nervous about a hole in your window. It could pose a security risk or make your house a lot colder. Therefore, your heating bills may end up getting higher.

Make sure to block off the hole until a repair worker is sent to your house. This could be with cardboard or foam. Therefore, you can feel confident that you can keep your family safe. It will also give you some privacy from the outside world.

How could I get hurt from broken windows

Sorting out a Housing Disrepair Claim about Broken Windows

If your window has broken, this could pose a threat to you and your family. Your landlord has a responsibility to make sure that you do not get hurt from this type of disrepair. Therefore, they should send someone over to inspect your house and the damages. That way they can judge for themselves what sort of repair work you are going to need. If they fail to help you, it’s time to get started with a housing disrepair claim.

Not only can Gowing Law Solicitors work with your landlord on your behalf, they can fill out any paperwork that you may find tricky. Your lawyer will focus on getting you the compensation that you deserve and help you sort out your evidence. This includes any photographs, videos, witness statements and receipts. You may be owed a lot more compensation due to emotional and financial damages. So, make sure to let your solicitor know about them. You don’t have to be scared about making a claim. You cannot be evicted from your property just for asking for disrepairs to be sorted out. Your lawyer is here to make sure your house is comfortable for you and your family to live in. You deserve to be comfortable for Christmas.

Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your Housing Disrepair Claim

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Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we are determined to make sure that all of our clients are comfortable for Christmas. It’s been a tough year for everyone. Therefore, we want to make sure that any housing disrepairs are sorted by our specialist solicitors. You should have your broken window fixed as quickly as possible. That’s why you should come to Gowing Law for free advice and consultations. Thus, if you are happy to move forward with your claim, you could work with our team of specialists on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always end up on top as you will never have to pay any hidden fees.

Find out more about how Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your housing disrepair claim by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing or by visiting our claims checker. One of our specialists will then be in contact to answer any additional questions you may have.

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