Local Authorities and landlords have a duty to ensure that tenants reside in habitable and tenantable conditions. Livingstone Brown Solicitors have successfully acted in claims against Local Authorities and private landlords throughout Scotland to ensure that tenants’ rights are upheld and their families are protected from residing in what can be toxic conditions.
You should immediately report this to your housing association, private landlord or Local Authority. You should ensure that they log your complaint and request that a housing officer or appointed agent from your private landlord attends your property to review the dampness and mould and to have a plan of remedial works.
If the landlord or Local Authority fails to do this, it is important that you seek independent legal advice as soon as possible.
The risks associated with mould spores and residing in such conditions are well established. It can cause issues such as sickness, shortness of breath, asthma and can have an impact on mental health If you have any of these symptoms, it is essential that you speak to a doctor as soon as possible.
Livingstone Brown have acted on behalf of tenants for over 20 years in ensuring that their legal rights are upheld. We have raised numerous court actions against Local Authorities and landlords and have been successful in ensuring compensation for tenants. We have access to some of the most established independent experts in Scotland, such as surveyors and respiratory consultants to ensure that your case is properly considered, and you receive the right amount of compensation.
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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.