Housing conditions quantum – another County Court decision – Nearly Legal

Posted May 7th, 2024 in damages, landlord & tenant, news, repairs by tracey

‘Engmann v The London Borough of Lambeth (Wandsworth County Court, 17 April 2024). Engmann was Lambeth’s secure tenant since October 2018. Since the start of the tenancy there had been damp and mould due to defects to external brickwork and a failed damp proof course. In December 2022, a leak started at the property, causing the collapse of the living room ceiling a month later. A month after that, the electrics failed and the tenant was without electricity for 6 weeks. The issues continued, with ongoing problems withe the electrics.
The tenant issued a claim for damages and works in February 2023. In March 2023, by consent order, Lambeth agreed to provide the tenant with decant accommodation from early April 2023, and to complete works by May 2023.’

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Nearly Legal, 6th May 2024

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk