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Problems during repairs

This content applies to England & Wales

Problems that can arise during repair work, the rights of tenants temporarily displaced during repairs, and compensation for occupiers who have to leave their homes because of poor conditions.

The difference between repairs and improvements is explained in the page What is repair?.

Problems during repair work

Problems that can occur during repair or improvement work. 

Access and displacement

Regulations concerning tenants giving access and/or moving out of the property to allow repair work to be done. A tenant's rights if only part of the property becomes unusable during repair work 

Compensation for loss of home

When an occupier may be entitled to claim compensation for loss of her/his home. 

Rehousing

When an occupier may be entitled to rehousing during repair work. 

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