I have a concern about the living conditions in my propertyReport housing disrepair
Every tenant, whether they're renting privately or through a social landlord, has a right to expect their home to meet certain standards. If you rent your home and you're concerned about disrepair issues, we would advise that you contact your landlord to tell them about your concerns.
If you have disrepair issues in your home it may constitute a hazard/s under the Housing Act 2004. The council has powers to require landlords to fix these hazards to make your home safe. You can report these issues to us using our housing disrepair online form (action at top of the page).
Common disrepair issues include:
- Damp and mould
- Excess cold
- Blocked drains
- Water leaks and blocked toilets
- Roof leaks
- Electrical hazards
Shelter has information about the minimum standard you should expect your home to meet, whether your home is in a dangerous state, who is responsible for repairs and what to do if your landlord refuses to do repairs.