Housing conditions and rights for tenants

Housing conditions and rights of tenants

The Housing Act 2004 (link opens in new window) introduced a new method of assessing housing conditions.

Types of hazards you can complain about

These are the most common hazards that affect health and safety in the home. They include:

  • damp and mould growth
  • excessive cold
  • overcrowding
  • unsafe gas or electrical appliances
  • fire

They also include the risk of falling on stairs, floors or paths leading to your home or if your home is vulnerable to intruders.

Download our policies for more information

Private sector housing enforcement policy (PDF 72.9KB)

Housing Act 2004 (link opens in new window)

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