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How do I make a claim against a housing association?

Find out more about claiming against your housing association

If you are a tenant or leaseholder of a housing association and have suffered loss, disrepair, damage or injury due to the association’s negligence or breach of contract, you may be eligible to make a claim against them. 

Making a claim against a housing association can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance and information, the process can be made easier. In this article, we will discuss how to make a claim against a housing association, the compensation you may be entitled to, and whether or not you can sue a housing association for negligence.

Making a Claim Against a Housing Association

The first step to making a claim against a housing association is to gather evidence. This could include photographs, witness statements, and any correspondence between yourself and the housing association. It is important to keep a record of any losses or expenses incurred as a result of the housing association’s actions or negligence.

Once you have gathered your evidence, you should contact the housing association and inform them of your intention to make a claim. The housing association will then investigate your claim and provide you with a response.

If the housing association accepts liability for your claim, they may offer you compensation. However, if they deny liability, you may need to seek legal guidance and take legal action.

Compensation for a Housing Association Claim

If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the nature and extent of your losses. Compensation may include damages for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and any expenses incurred as a result of the housing association’s negligence or breach of contract.

It is best to contact us at National Claims to discuss your options about making a claim against your housing association.

Can You Sue a Housing Association for Negligence?

In some cases, you may be able to sue a housing association for negligence. Negligence occurs when a housing association breaches their duty of care towards their tenants or leaseholders, resulting in loss, damage, or injury. In order to prove negligence, you must show that the housing association owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty of care, and that you suffered loss, damage or injury as a result of that breach.

It is important to seek legal guidance before making a claim for negligence against a housing association, as the process can be complex and time-consuming. National Claims will be able to assess your case and provide further assistance on the best course of action.

Housing Association Negligence

Negligence is a failure to take reasonable care when it is owed, which can result in damage, loss or injury. Housing associations owe a duty of care to their tenants and leaseholders, which means they must take reasonable steps to ensure their properties are safe and fit for purpose. If a housing association breaches this duty of care, they may be found negligent and liable for any losses or damages suffered by their tenants or leaseholders.

Examples of housing association negligence may include failure to carry out repairs, failure to provide safe and secure premises, and failure to take appropriate action in response to complaints or concerns raised by tenants or leaseholders.

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Have You Had a Bad Housing Experience?

If you have had a bad housing experience, whether due to housing association negligence or other reasons, it is important to seek help and support. You may be able to make a complaint or claim against the housing association, or you may need to seek alternative housing options.

Contact us at National Claims, where we will be able to guide you through the claims process against your housing association. Check out our Trustpilot profile to see why we are one of the most trusted claims management companies in the UK.

Conclusion

Making a claim against a housing association can be a challenging process, but it is important to take action if you have suffered loss, damage or injury as a result of their negligence or breach of contract. Remember to gather evidence, inform the housing association of your intention to make a claim, and seek legal guidance if necessary.

If you have had a bad housing experience, National Claims can provide guidance and support. Don’t suffer in silence – seek help and take action to improve your housing situation.

Contact us today to find out more about how to claim against your housing association.

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