Do the council have to rehouse me?
If you’re a private tenant, get help if you’re being evicted. If you’re going to be homeless after the eviction, it’s possible the council will have to rehouse you. If you think the council may have to rehouse you, you shouldn’t move out until the council has confirmed they’re going to rehouse you in writing.
What are unsuitable living conditions?
Some examples include substandard structure and building, lack of sanitation, poor waterproofing within the roof and windows, inadequate plumbing, faulty electric system and missing or broken smoke detectors. Other issues that may affect habitability are pest infestations, mold and lack of fire escapes.
How are people with mental health problems affected by housing?
Research by the NHS Confederation (pdf) mental health network and the National Housing Federation found that, compared with the general population, people with mental health conditions are one and a half times more likely to live in rented housing, with greater uncertainty about how long they can remain in their current home.
What to do if social landlord hasn’t addressed mould and damp?
If your social landlord hasn’t addressed the mould and damp problem in your home, you should seek tailored advice from our housing disrepair solicitors. Our expert solicitors have extensive experience with these type of cases.
Where can I get advice on leaving a property?
Advice is available online from www.housingadviceNI.org or by calling Housing Rights on 028 9024 5640.
Can You claim compensation for damp and mould in social housing?
If you are living in social housing and you have been suffering from damp and/or mould in your home that your landlord has failed to address, then yes, you are likely able to claim for compensation.
When to move to a council or housing association home?
You’ll be offered a new home sooner if your council or housing association thinks you need to be given priority. This could be if you need to move because you’re disabled or living in an overcrowded home. Your landlord could also let you move you more quickly if you’re moving to a smaller home.
What happens if my apartment is in poor condition?
A statement in a lease that a unit is fit to live in is not valid. The landlord is obliged by law to deliver the unit in good condition and cannot use such a statement against you. What can I do if my apartment is in poor condition? Your apartment may be in poor condition without being unfit to live in.
Can a disabled person move to a housing association?
This could be if you need to move because you’re disabled or living in an overcrowded home. Your landlord could also let you move you more quickly if you’re moving to a smaller home. You’ll need to contact your council or housing association and ask for a tenancy transfer. Each council or housing association has their own application process.
What happens if I leave my apartment uninhabitable?
Leaving a unit in uninhabitable conditions will not only affect the tenant, but it will affect your rental business too. Tenants have an implied warranty of habitability, so landlords should always be aware of their properties’ conditions.