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HOUSING DISREPAIR:- ROGUE LANDLORDS - PLEASE HELP TENANTS
Shelter reports 61% of renters experience living in poor housing conditions prejudicial to health.
The poorest and most vulnerable tenants are on the receiving end of an unfair legal system without any access to legal aid since the introduction of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishing of Offenders Act, 2012. Tenants are prohibited from challenging disrepair claims against their landlords because of the present unfair system skewed in favour of their landlords. Landlords are charging the highest rents capped by the local housing allowance, whilst the tenant’s home remains uninhabitable and damaging to their health, costing the NHS millions year on year.
Clients who want to take legal against their landlord often have to find a minimum of £1000.00 before a high street solicitor will even look at their case, and with no access to these funds, will often stay put in the home, unable to fight back in their case.
The courts make it worse for tenants by maintaining a legal system which prejudices the poorer in society and rewards the rogue landlords. But we want to change the status quo and challenge the legal system to get access to justice for as many suffering tenants as we can.
The local authority actions for involvement to serve an improvement notice can be variable, according to the post code in which the tenant resides. Why should tenants be subject to paying their rent in full and on time, whilst the landlord does not have to comply with their responsibilities under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to keep his property in a good repair?
Many local authorities still have not introduced a landlord accreditation scheme, leaving millions of tenants vulnerable to hazardous and dangerous housing.
Solicitors are refusing to litigate the disrepair cases, because they are not a viable business case. But we will advocate most strongly for the tenant and ensure they find legal representation through ourselves.
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I began my tireless journey of helping tenants less fortunate who simply cannot afford access to reasonably charged legal services,living in squalid housing conditions. I am a relentless supporter and campaigner to help tenants to live in decent, habitable and affordable homes
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