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Asking the local authority for help with repairs

The local authority may be able to help if the landlord does not deal with repair problems. This section explains what the local authority's powers are and how you can contact them.

Asking the local authority for help with repairs

Local authority powers and help with repairs for tenants in private rented accommodation.

Housing Health and Safety Rating System

What the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is and what the local authority can do under this system for private rented tenants.

Notices and orders under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System

Notices and orders the local authority can use to deal with poor housing conditions in private rented accommodation under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

Applying for a grant or other assistance with repairs

Local authority powers and financial help available to private rented tenants and landlords to cover the cost of repairs or improvements.

Statutory nuisance

What the local authority must do about a landlord's failure to make repairs in private rented accommodation if the lack of repairs is a statutory nuisance that is harmful to your health or is a public or private nuisance.

Letter from a tenant to the local authority for private tenants

Letter from a private rented tenant to the local authority about the landlord's failure to make repairs.

Letter from a tenant to the local authority for social housing tenants

Letter from a social housing tenant to the local authority about the landlord's failure to make repairs.