Property disrepair (Landlord obligations)
You have a right to live in a safe and well-maintained home. Your landlord has a responsibility to carry out reported repairs in a timely manner and to a satisfactory standard.
Are you a council or housing association tenant ?
- Are you are affected by any of the following?
- Damp or mould
- Damaged / leaking roof or guttering
- Broken / rotten windows or doors
- Damaged or faulty electrics
- Broken heating or radiators
- Plumbing problems
If you have reported these issues and no action has been taken by your landlord then arrangements can be made for the repair work to be undertaken quickly and professionally at no cost to the tenant and the landlord subsequently pursued for the costs.
In some cases, compensation can also be claimed for damage to belongings, financial loss, inconvenience, damage to health and disruption to your daily life.