Well, as if landlords didn't have enough to worry about, it seems like the "ambulance chasers" have found a new way of touting for business - housing disrepair!
I've just received an email encouraging me to find out if I could claim for any housing disrepair. The email says
"HOUSING DISREPAIR CLAIM
Landlords are legally required to ensure that your rental property is kept in good order.
If you have complained to your landlord and they have ignored your grievance you could be entitled to compensation.
NO OBLIGATION CHECK"
It then gives a long list of potential problems, from damp and blocked-drains to bedbugs and rodents. If tenants think they can claim compensation for every problem it will simply encourage bad tenants to make access for landlords difficult.
Even more reason to get out of the business!
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