A white marble bathroom with a white boiler in the reflection of the mirror

Broken Heating System or Boiler Claims Guide

Broken boilers should be fixed as soon as possible

If you’re a tenant or a homeowner, you know how important it is to have a functioning heating system or boiler. It’s what keeps you warm during the cold winter months and provides you with hot water for daily use. However, what happens when your heating system or boiler breaks down? Who is responsible for fixing it, and can you claim compensation if you’re left without heating or hot water? In this guide, we’ll answer these questions and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your rights.

Can I claim compensation for no heating or hot water?

If your heating system or boiler breaks down and you’re left without heating or hot water, you may be able to claim compensation. However, whether you’re eligible for compensation depends on a few factors.

Landlord Responsibilities

If you’re a tenant, your landlord has a legal responsibility to ensure that the heating system and boiler are in good working order. This means that they must carry out regular maintenance and repairs to keep the system in good condition. If your landlord fails to do so, and your heating system or boiler breaks down, they may be liable for any damages caused.

Homeowner Responsibilities

If you’re a homeowner, you’re responsible for maintaining your heating system or boiler. This means that you must carry out regular maintenance and repairs to keep the system in good condition. If your heating system or boiler breaks down due to your negligence, you may not be eligible for compensation.

Compensation Eligibility

To be eligible for compensation, you must prove that the breakdown of your heating system or boiler was not your fault. This means that you must show that you carried out regular maintenance and repairs, and that the breakdown was due to a fault with the system that was not caused by you. If you can prove this, you may be eligible for compensation.

It is best to contact us to discuss your housing disrepair claim at National Claims, where we will be able to guide you through your claims process.

How long can my landlord leave me with no heating or hot water?

If you’re a tenant and your heating system or boiler breaks down, your landlord has a legal responsibility to fix it within a reasonable amount of time. However, what constitutes a reasonable amount of time can vary depending on the circumstances.

Landlord Responsibilities

If your landlord fails to carry out the necessary repairs within a reasonable amount of time, they may be in breach of their legal responsibilities. In this case, you may be able to claim compensation for any damages caused.

Reasonable Amount of Time

What constitutes a reasonable amount of time can vary depending on the circumstances. For example, if your heating system or boiler breaks down during the winter months, your landlord may be required to carry out repairs more quickly than if it breaks down during the summer months. Similarly, if you have young children or elderly relatives living with you, your landlord may be required to carry out repairs more quickly than if you live alone.

Boiler Broken in a Rented Property

If you’re a tenant and your boiler breaks down, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Your landlord has a legal responsibility to ensure that the heating system and boiler are in good working order, and they must carry out regular maintenance and repairs to keep the system in good condition. If your boiler breaks down due to your landlord’s negligence, they may be liable for any damages caused.

A white kettle being heated on a gas stove

Conclusion

In conclusion, a broken heating system or boiler can cause a lot of inconvenience and discomfort, especially during the winter months. Whether you’re a tenant or a homeowner, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to maintenance and repairs. If your heating system or boiler breaks down, act quickly and contact a professional to assess the situation. By taking prompt action and understanding your legal rights, you can ensure that your heating system or boiler is repaired as quickly as possible, and that you receive the compensation you deserve if necessary.

Contact us today to start your housing compensation claim and get your boiler fixed sooner rather than later.

Note: You can only make a claim if you are currently living in social housing.

Click below to see why we are one of the most trusted claims management companies in the UK.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

Find out if you have a claim

Get free, no obligation advice from claims specialists.

Related News

Hassle-free claims process

Our expert panel of solicitors can typically confirm almost immediately whether your claims application is likely to be successful and also give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.