If your rental property is in disrepair, you may be eligible to file a housing disrepair claim. This kind of claim can be filed if the property is beyond repair and unable to meet the minimum housing standards. The landlord is legally responsible for addressing the problem. As a tenant, you shouldn’t have to live in a property that is in need of repairs. However, many tenants don’t know that they can file a housing disrepair claim.

Compensation for health issues

A housing disrepair claim can cover a number of different damages, such as psychological injuries and pain. You can also claim for your financial losses. The amount of compensation you can claim for will depend on the severity and duration of your illness. It is important to document the exact extent of your damage and the time it took to get better.

Personal belongings and soft furnishings can also be claimed for. Some examples of these are furniture and bedding which have been damaged by a leak, a faulty boiler or a mouldy carpet. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the damage, duration and the financial loss. Psychological damage caused by poor living conditions, which can make life unbearable, is also covered.

Medical expenses

If you have had a housing disrepair claims, you may be wondering whether you can include your medical expenses. The rules governing these expenses vary by housing program. In general, medical expenses are not considered disallowed, but there are some important rules to follow. First, the expenses must be medically related.

However, your claim can only cover your expenses for these things, so you must be able to provide proof of the damages or repair receipts. If you’re able to prove that the disrepair has seriously impacted your health, you should file a housing disrepair claim against your landlord.

Moving costs

Moving costs may be reimbursed for commercial moves. However, you must support your claim with receipts. In addition, the expenses must be reasonable and necessary. Moving costs must not be excessive. A legal advisor can help you file your claim. They will also provide free legal advice on your situation.

Moving costs can cover packing, unpacking, disconnecting, removing, and reassembling of personal belongings. They may also cover additional handling and storage costs. However, they must be necessary and approved by the Council. To qualify, you must obtain two moving estimates from a professional moving company.


If you’ve suffered a general inconvenience because of housing disrepair, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the extent of the disrepair and how long it has lasted. If damp or mould are affecting your daily life, you may also be eligible for a rent rebate, which will reimburse you for any rent you’ve paid since the disrepair began.

Disrepair can also result in stress and physical and psychological injuries. It can also damage property, and cause financial loss. An inconvenience claim may be filed under the category of Pain, Suffering, and Loss of Amenity.