Tenant Accident Solicitors in Walton Vale

Tenant Accidents

Tenants are able to sue landlords and claim compensation for accidents, injuries and illnesses at rented properties caused by disrepair and unsafe living conditions.

Whether the landlord is a private individual, company, housing association or local council, they are required by law to provide safe accommodation for their tenants. If they fail to do, and a tenant or visitor to a rented property is injured as a result, the landlord can be held legally responsible and be obliged to pay personal injury compensation.

When a landlord is made aware of disrepair and unsafe conditions at a rented property, they must address the matter within 20 working days, and fix the problem within a reasonable time-frame. How long is judged to be ‘reasonable’ depends on the extent of the necessary repairs and how quickly the landlord gets the work underway.

Common examples of dangers at rented properties include worn carpets and rotten floorboards which may cause tenants or visitors to trip and fall. Damaged ceilings can result in lumps of plaster falling onto those below, while fixtures such as cupboards and bathroom and kitchen units may collapse if they are in poor condition or not properly fitted.

Landlords are also responsible for the safety of outdoor and communal areas at rented accommodation. Stairwells may lack proper lighting, for example, or handrails may be damaged or missing. Car parks, gardens and other outdoor areas may be unsafe due to potholes or other surface defects. Discarded building materials can cause hazardous obstructions, while uncleared ice and snow is a common cause of slipping accidents in winter.

Water may leak into a rented property due to damaged guttering or roof tiles, potentially causing a range of safety issues. The safe provision of basic services including electricity, gas and water is also the landlord’s responsibility. Faulty immersion heaters may result in tenants burning themselves, while the dangers of leaking carbon monoxide gas are well known.

Our solicitors specialise in tenant accidents caused by disrepair at rented properties, and suing landlords for the resulting injuries. Give our friendly team of local experts a call on 0151 521 7333 or get in touch via our online enquiry form to discuss your situation and to get started making a personal injury claim against your landlord.

Why Choose Bartletts Solicitors?

Solid Traditional Values Delivered
in a Modern Convenient Manner

We are your local accident claims solicitor. Established in 1860, and through the good times and the hard times, we have been proud of our reputation as an accident claims solicitor. We remain the big firm with the local touch to ensure a personal service and are definitely not a call centre operation.

We are leaders in our field, and specialists in personal injury claims because of our experience, expertise and excellence.

We aim for fast results and the best settlements. We ensure you are never sold out nor your claim undervalued. Client care is our No.1 priority. We believe in first rate service for first rate results.

Our service is designed to be easy to use: meetings by phone & email, local medical appointments, sign documents online, or visit our Walton Vale, Fazakerly & Bootle office.

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The Walton Vale office of Bartletts is a family business of Liverpool solicitors that has been serving the people of Merseyside since 1860. The firm is a member of the Motor Accident Solicitors and has members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. With modern means of communication, we represent Claimants all over the country.

Bartletts has always been at the heart of the Liverpool area. William Bartlett originally set up at York Chambers, 20 North John Street, Liverpool. The Walton Vale office was opened in 1984 with the aim of creating a good out of town office to match the best in the City Centre and service the entirety of Liverpool and Merseyside.

Bartletts is proud to support a number of public bodies and charities, including Liverpool Cathedral, National Museums Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. You can find out more on our blog or on social media.

“I was delighted Bartletts Solicitors continued their tradition of philanthropy with Liverpool Cathedral this year. Thank you so much for your generous gift.” - The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr. Sue Jones (Dec 2020)