Rights and duties involved in dealing with disrepair and poor housing conditions, nuisance, and overcrowding.
Last updated: 1 February 2021
Responsibilities for dealing with disrepair and poor housing conditions, including under section 11 of the Housing Act 1985.
Legal remedies and options for occupiers to deal with disrepair and poor housing conditions.
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System and how local authorities inspect rented housing and protect against hazards.
The law in relation to safety in the home, covering gas (including carbon monoxide and radon) and electrical safety, furnishings and fire safety.
Minimum energy standards for rented properties and the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
Rules for management and maintenance of good housing conditions in houses in multiple occupation (HMO).
Options to deal with nuisance, noise and antisocial behaviour (ASB)
Enforcement options to deal with private sector landlords, including Rent Repayment Orders and Banning Orders
The legal definition of overcrowding and action that occupiers can take if their home is overcrowded.
A person may be entitled to a home loss payment or disturbance payment if they are permanently displaced from their home.