Housing Disrepair

Housing Disrepair

As a tenant of any rented house, be that with your local council or housing association, you have the right to live in a safe and well-maintained property. Your landlord has a responsibility to carry out repairs you have reported to them in a timely manner and to a satisfactory standard.

If disrepair problems in your home have made you or someone in your household ill, damaged your belongings, or caused you inconvenience you should be eligible to claim compensation. You can also claim back rent if you haven’t been able to use part of your entire home because of the disrepair*.

Have you made a complaint to your landlord about any of the following types of damage to your council or housing association and they weren’t fixed?