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Disrepair

Who has responsibility for different types of repairs. Action that you can take to get the repairs done.

Information and advice from other websites

  • Leasehold repairsthis link opens in a new window

    Getting repairs done can be complicated if you are a leaseholder, particularly if the work needed affects more than one home in the same building. This page only applies to England.

    From: Shelter

  • Repairs in private letsthis link opens in a new window

    If you are a private tenant and your home needs repairs, your landlord is responsible for most repairs, but you also have some responsibilities. Explains what you can do if your landlord refuses to carry out repairs that they are responsible for. (Applies in England only)

    From: Shelter

  • Repairs in social housingthis link opens in a new window

    Information on the rights you have if your home needs repairs and you rent from a council or housing association.

    From: Shelter

  • Disrepair in rented accommodationthis link opens in a new window

    Rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants to get repairs done including how a tenant can take action if repairs are not done.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Getting repairs donethis link opens in a new window

    This leaflet gives information about getting repairs done to your home. It deals with the rights of tenants and licensees of houses, flats and rooms. (Applies in England only)

    From: Shelter

  • Floodingthis link opens in a new window

    If you live in an area prone to flooding, you need to know what you can do to prepare and how to cope if your home is flooded.

    From: Shelter

  • Responsibility for gas safetythis link opens in a new window

    Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to gas safety. Information on what these legal responsibilities are.

    From: Shelter

  • Electrical safety responsibilitiesthis link opens in a new window

    Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to electrical safety. Information on what these responsibilities are

    From: Shelter

  • Fire safety responsibilitiesthis link opens in a new window

    If you rent your home, your landlord has a general duty to keep your home fit for you to live in and to ensure that it doesn't endanger your health. This includes ensuring there are no fire hazards in your home. And if you live in a house in multiple occupation (HMO), your landlord has extra responsibilities. Information on what these responsibilities are.

    From: Shelter

  • Tips for people renting privatelythis link opens in a new window

    Explains what to look for and how to avoid problems if you're currently looking for a place, what your rights are if you're living with a mate, what to do if you're living in somewhere that needs repairs, and what to do if you are being harrassed by your landlord or want to leave. Part of Shetler's campaign against bad landlords.

    From: Shelter

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