Housing Disrepair

McGrath & Co are housing solicitors dealing with cases in Birmingham and the Central Midlands. We specialise in proceedings brought under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 82.
These proceedings are designed to allow tenants to force landlords to carry out repairs where properties are in such a condition so as to put health at risk:
Section 82 proceedings are criminal proceedings and are brought in the tenant(s) local Magistrates Court.
The Court can make an Order for the Landlord to carry out remedial work within a specified time period so as to leave the property in such a condition as it is no longer putting the health of the occupant(s) at risk.
In fact, the Court is required to do this if it is proven that conditions within a property are potentially dangerous to health and the Landlord admits that such conditions exist and they are responsible.
  • Why our Service:
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Why you should use us:
  • “No Win, No Fee” – on all cases where instructions are accepted “No Win, No Fee” Agreement is offered. This means that if you lose your case you do not have to pay anything. If you win, your legal costs are recovered from your landlord.
  • Home Visits – are arranged in ALL CASES where we think we can help following an initial short telephone assessment.
  • In-house property experts – where instructions are accepted following our initial meeting with you, we instruct one of our own in-house property experts to inspect your property and prepare a detailed report.
  • Early conclusion – Section 82 Proceedings are relatively straightforward in most cases and initial proceedings are concluded within 6 months once accepting instructions.
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When our assessment is that conditions at the property are not so severe as to be putting health at risk, but there is outstanding disrepair for which your Landlord is responsible.
How to contact us:
Either – Telephone our freephone number 0800 783 4762 and if we think we can assist, an appointment will be made for one of our staff to visit you in your home.