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Asking the local authority for help with disrepair

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

Asking the local authority for help with disrepair

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

Statutory nuisance

What the local authority must do about disrepair in private rented accommodation if the disrepair is a statutory nuisance that is harmful to your health or is a public or private nuisance.

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.

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

Letter from a social housing tenant to the local authority about disrepair if the landlord has not dealt with repair problems.