Housing Disrepair

What are the basic requirements?

The Disrepair must be Reported to the Council or Housing Association

It must not be caused by the Tenant

The Council or Housing Association must have failed to repair

How we can help


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What are the basic requirements?

Leaks or Water Damage

Mould/Fungus or Damp


Defective Boiler

Defective Windows/Doors

Internal/External Structural Damage

Defective/Dangerous Electrics

Insects/Mouse Infestation

What is a property in disrepair?

Not all rental properties are of the same standard. Some are in a much better condition than others. But just because a door is missing a handle, or a carpet has stains on it, does not necessarily mean that the property is in a state of disrepair.

So, what is a property in disrepair?

Really, it is any defect that makes a property unfit or unsafe for human habitation. It is more than basic maintenance or cosmetic issues. A housing disrepair is something that makes the property unsuitable for tenants to live in.

Think of it this way…

The laws in England and Wales are designed to protect tenants against rogue landlords and poor housing conditions. Under the law, a landlord has various repair responsibilities. Specifically, they are responsible for:

If any of the above are defective, broken or unsafe, then the property is in a state of disrepair. In practical terms, it means the property does not meet an acceptable standard for tenants to inhabit.