Your landlord should keep disruption to a minimum when they carry out repairs in your home.
If your home needs serious repairs and this is very disruptive, or makes rooms unusable, you can ask your landlord for a reduction on your rent. This is called a ‘rent abatement’. You can do this while the repairs are being carried out or after the repair work has been done.
The amount you can get will depend on how much of the property you can use. For example, if you can only use half the property while the repairs are being carried out, you should get a 50% reduction of your rent. However, you can’t claim a rent abatement if you rent from the council and are claiming Housing Benefit.
If your landlord refuses to give you a rent abatement, you might be able to claim compensation in the county court.
You do not have the right to stop paying rent during repairs.