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A Six Town Housing tenant in Bury was ordered to pay almost £9,000 in court costs after an unsuccessful claim for disrepair in her home.

A tenant in Bury used a claims solicitor to allege issues such as damp in the property and other building defects, including to the brickwork and plaster.

After the tenant and solicitor declined to appear in court to provide evidence in April 2019, the tenant received an order to pay £8,927.50 for repairs as well as the time and legal costs of Six Town Housing, who manage properties on behalf of Bury Council.

A spokesperson for Six Town Housing said, “We will always work with tenants to avoid situations like this and encourage all repairs to be reported directly to us rather than to claims solicitors so that we can resolve them. What sounds like a ‘no win, no fee’ claim can still incur significant time and costs from the court.”

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