Due to the unprecedented amount of disrepair claims being filed against social landlords, we ran a hugely popular event last month – focusing firstly on how to get your house in order to ensure you remain on the front foot to avoid being subject to disrepair claims. And secondly how to mitigate or defend claims if you do receive them. This is a summary of the key takeaways from the event
Delegates were able to benefit from a legal expert on disrepair in the final session. Dorota Pawlowski, Managing Associate at Trowers and Hamlins LLP.
Dot focused on managing claims made under Sections 9 and/or 11 of Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Section 4 Defective Premises Act 1972, common law nuisance and negligence, claim for breach of express on implied terms of tenancy agreement/lease and also defences under Fitness for Human Habitation Claims.
Below are her top tips for avoiding all claims against property conditions (note, these are tips, not legal advice): Top tips – Trowers and Hamlins