I have Disrepair Issues at my home, what shall I do?

If you are a Council or a Housing Association Tenant or living at a Private Landlord’s property you do have legal rights entitling you to request your Landlord fix the disrepair issues at your property. Legislation such as the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Defective Premises Act 1972 and Housing Act 1985 give tenants the right to seek appropriate remedies at the County Court. Often the Environmental Health Authority may issue criminal prosecution proceedings at the Magistrate Court against Private Landlords and Housing Associations. You may be entitled to Legal Aid in such cases. Please contact us so that we can advise you further.