Repairs and home safety
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Your home should be safe and secure to live in. Find out about disrepair, and how to keep your home free from gas, fire, electrical and other hazards.
If you rent your home and the condition of your home makes it difficult or dangerous to live there, but your landlord won’t carry out the necessary repairs, there are steps you can take to try to improve your situation.
Whether you live in social or private rented housing, you shouldn’t have to put up with poor conditions and disrepair. See what your landlord has to do.
Know the law on gas, fire and electrical safety in the home.
Find out about how to prevent accidents in the home, what to do if your home is at risk from flooding, and about health and safety standards in rented homes.