You may be able to claim compensation if disrepair in your home makes you ill or causes inconvenience and stress. You can still claim after you've left
Your council's environmental health can help if your housing doesn't meet health and safety standards. If you complain, it could order your landlord to do repairs.
You can take legal action if a landlord refuses to carry out repairs, or has left repair work unfinished. But first there are steps you must take.
If you have tried complaining to your council or housing association because they won't repair your home, see how the Ombudsman may be able to help you.