The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act lists 29 issues with your property that allow a request for repair to be made with the right to bring proceedings if the repair work is not carried out in a satisfactory manner within a reasonable timeframe.

Areas of disrepair

The issues listed within the act are:

  • damp and mould growth
  • excess cold
  • excess heat
  • asbestos and manufactured metal fibres
  • biocides (chemicals that treat mould)
  • carbon monoxide
  • lead
  • radiation (from radon gas, which is airborne or in water)
  • fuel gas (leaks in gas appliances)
  • volatile organic compounds (chemicals which are gases at room temperature)
  • crowding and space
  • entry by intruders (such as not having a lock on your front door)
  • lighting
  • domestic hygiene, pests and refuse (including inadequate provision for disposal of waste water and household waste)
  • noise
  • food safety
  • personal hygiene, sanitation and drainage
  • water supply
  • falls associated with bath or shower
  • falls associated with stairs and steps
  • falls on the level (danger of falling on a flat surface)
  • falls between levels (danger of falling from one level to another, for example, falls out of windows)
  • electrical hazards
  • fire and fire safety
  • hot surfaces and materials
  • collision and entrapment
  • explosions
  • physical strain associated with operating amenities (i.e. very heavy doors)
  • structural collapse and falling elements

Funding your claim

While various funding options are available, we can deal with your claim on a ‘no win-no fee’ basis so that if your claim is not successful then you do not pay a penny for the work we have done. If the claim is successful there is no deduction, and you receive your compensation in full.

Start your claim today

To see how we can help with your housing disrepair claim get in touch with us today:

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018