If you think your home is unsuitable because it needs repairing, there may be action you can take to get the repairs done. This is the case whether you are a home owner or a tenant.
Community landlords and private landlords must keep properties in good repair. If you are a contract-holder you might be able to take action against your landlord to make them carry out repairs. The type of action you can take depends on the type of occupation contract you have.
If the condition of your home is so bad that it is affecting your health (for example because of serious damp, condensation or excessive noise) or is dangerous, or causing a nuisance to others, then you can report the problem to the council’s public protection (or environmental health) department. The council can carry out an assessment and, if it identifies ‘hazards’ at the property, can take action against the landlord.
See our pages on Repairs and bad conditions for more advice on what action you can take to improve the conditions at your property.