Bishop Lloyd & Jackson have noted an increase in the number of clients whose children are suffering from medical conditions related to housing disrepair. The most common conditions are asthma and eczema. There is considerable medical evidence that children living in damp living conditions are more susceptible to asthma owing to mould spores in the atmosphere which can affect lung function.Continue reading
Our client’s property suffered from rising damp when he was living in a Victorian house with his wife and 4 children. The damp was extensive and persisted for over 5 years. Having instructed us, we compelled his housing association landlord to carry out extensive works in an attempt to damp proof the property. Continue reading
We have handled hundreds of disrepair cases and supported our clients through difficult circumstances in order to resolve their matter satisfactorily.
In one of our cases, our client’s bathroom suffered from a leak from the flat roof above. This had been ongoing for over 10 years. Continue reading
A leaseholder has had to fight her landlord to repair her property as a result of disrepair to its structure. The leaks from the roof caused damp and mould which affected her family’s health. The freeholder initially refused to accept responsibility but after legal proceedings were issued, he agreed to mediation. Continue reading
Bishop Lloyd & Jackson win damages on behalf of a tenant’s daughter whose asthma was exacerbated by damp and mould in the property.
Our client is a protected tenant of a flat in Finchley owned by the Defendant, a private landlord. The landlord purchased the block within which our client resides as an investment property.Continue reading
Bishop Lloyd & Jackson has recently been granted permission to go to the Court of Appeal for one of the ex-Gurkha over-18 dependent family member appeals.
Bishop Lloyd & Jackson represented the adult children of an ex- Gurkha in a successful application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal:Continue reading
It can be argued that the introduction of the Assured Short-hold Tenancy regime in 1988 was the single most detrimental piece of legislation for tenants. This has had the effect of not only eroding the rights of tenants in relation to their security of tenure but has also led to tenants now being anxious about complaining about disrepair in their property for fear of eviction.Continue reading
Bishop Lloyd & Jackson have been invited by the Camden Federation of Private Tenants to conduct a monthly advice surgery for private or housing association tenants whose properties are suffering from disrepair. The first surgery will be on either the 8th, 9th or 10th of April 2014. The exact date will be confirmed. The time of the surgery will be 6pm – 8pm. If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 020 3544 6755.