How do I make a claim against my landlord?
Claiming compensation from your landlord can be a tricky process, so your first port of call should be to get in touch with the legal professionals at LHD Lawyers. We’ll be able to assess your unique situation and help you to understand the process and your rights.
To make a successful tenant compensation claim, you’ll need to be able to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the landlord or agent
- That duty of care was breached
- It could have been previously predicted that this breach of care would lead to illness, injury or physical damage
If you’ve been injured or have suffered from an illness as a result of your landlord or agent behaving negligently, you may be able to claim tenant compensation for inconvenience. Your rental property claim will vary greatly depending on the nature of your injuries and the location they were sustained at.
A legal professional, like the team at LHD Lawyers, will be able to assess your circumstances and chat with you about whether or not you may have a successful rental accident compensation claim.
Your landlord compensation might cover things like:
- Past and future medical costs
- Past and future loss of income
- Psychological trauma
- Physical pain and suffering
- Home nursing help and attendant care
When it comes to mould, your landlord’s duty of care includes:
- Providing a premises that is ‘reasonably’ clean and fit to live in
- Keeping the premises in ‘reasonable’ repair
- Mitigating loss
If you’ve suffered illness as a result of mould in your rental and you believe your landlord has breached this duty of care, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact LHD Lawyers to discuss your situation and receive free advice.
The team at LHD Lawyers are experts in rental property claims and landlord compensation matters. We’ve been working for over 30 years to ensure Australians are treated fairly under the law, and our No Win No Fee Guarantee means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay us a cent. We believe all Australians should have access to quality legal services, no matter their financial circumstances, and this policy is our ode to that.
Our lawyers will be able to provide you with free expert advice so you can understand your renters rights and decide on the course of action you’d like to take. Our offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres offer a friendly setting for discussing your rental compensation claim needs.