The following page gives details about Ashford Borough Council and information in relation to filing a housing disrepair claim against them. If you are you suffering with damp, mould or other repair issues and they are failing to carry out repairs, you could be owed thousands in compensation.
Try our quick eligibility checker to see if you can claim compensation. If you need any more advice, our expert team at DisrepairClaim.co.uk are more than happy to help. Get in touch by starting the checker here.
Name: Ashford Borough Council
Designation: Local Authority
Registration Number: 29UB
Registration Date: 01/04/2010
Phone: 44 1233 331111
Address: Civic Centre
Postcode: TN23 1PL
In the UK, housing associations provide what is sometimes known as “social housing”. They provide a wide range of housing options for UK residents. Associations can be private, non-profit, local authority (council), charities, or limited partnerships.
Housing associations are independent, though they are regulated by the government and commonly receive public funding.
The phrase “social housing” is a loose term which can incorporate government-owned council housing, as well as other affordable accommodation. The key factor for housing associations and social housing is that it is generally seen as more affordable than private renting and usually provides a much more secure, long-term tenancy.
Social renters have more legal rights, more control over their homes, and less chance of being wrongly evicted. Having said this, if there is disrepair in your social housing, you are still more than entitled to seek compensation for any suffering.
As a tenant, you have a right to live in a property that is safe and suitable to live in. If you have repairs that need carrying out in your home that make it unsafe or inconvenient to live in, they you have ongoing disrepair. If you are a tenant living in a rented property, your landlord is required by law to ensure:
If you are a tenant living in a rented property, your landlord is required by law to ensure:
If you have any of the above issues in your home, you may be entitled to compensation from your Ashford Borough Council. We can help force them carry out any needed repairs, and compensate you for any losses and/or suffering.
The compensation you can recover from Ashford Borough Council can range from a number of different things depending on your circumstances. Generally, you can claim for actual financial loss as well as a general inconvenience you may have suffered.This includes:
There is also potential to bring a personal injury claim against Ashford Borough Council if the disrepair has made you ill or injured you. This includes:
disrepair Issue: Faulty boiler for one year, continuously
Rent per month: £700pcm
Value of rent for the period of the claim: £700 x 12 = £8,400
Potential compensation, valued at 25%: £2,100
Every case is different, and we would advise using our eligibility checker to see if you can claim. Our experts will be able to tell you how much you can claim early on in your case.
The amount of compensation you might be able to claim depends entirely on your specific case. The factors in determining the amount include:
You can bring a claim against Ashford Borough Council during your tenancy or after it finishes. There are some time limits, however.
For any disrepair claim, you have up to six years to bring forward a claim. If you have suffered personal injury or illness, this time limit is three years.
The beginning of this time is from the point your housing association was made aware of the disrepair and should have carried out the work.
Yes, by law Ashford Borough Council need to be given some time to carry out the repairs after you have notified them. We advise notifying them about the disrepair as soon as you are aware. You are required to notify your housing association via email, text message, via letter, or in person (though we advise keeping evidence of the interaction):
21 Days before filing a housing disrepair claim
Any evidence of the disrepair and the resulting losses you have suffered can help your claim massively. When assessing your case, we will ask for evidence to support your claim. This can include:
Do you have a potential housing disrepair claim against Ashford Borough Council? If you are you suffering with damp, mould or other important repair issues, our team can help you claim compensation and force your housing association to carry out the repairs.
If you feel ignored by Ashford Borough Council despite raising concerns about disrepair, we can help. You do not have to settle for poor living conditions!
At DisrepairClaim.co.uk we can help you to get the compensation you are owed and have the repairs to your home completed. To start, all you have to do is
1. Fill out our online checklist – This takes less than 60 seconds
2. If accepted, a member of our team will call you back to arrange a FREE visit to take images and assess the issues
3. Finally, we will contact your landlord on your behalf and negotiate compensation.
Start your housing disrepair claim today by filling out our eligibility checker here.
For Your Information
DisrepairClaims.co.uk do not give legal advice; Our service is limited to the process and administration of compensation claims. You do not need to use a claims management company to make a claim. You have the right to use the Housing Ombudsman to seek redress for free.
The No Win No Fee Success Fee for getting your housing disrepair compensation is based on which expert panel member we refer you to. Our panel consists of Satchell Moran Solicitors Limited, Bond Turner Limited, Smooth Commercial Law Limited, DW Marketing Limited.
The No Win No Fee success fee for this sort of claim is 25%+VAT. We do not have a termination fee for housing disrepair claims.