Q48: In my tenancy agreement it says my landlord has to carry out repairs and he hasn 't. What can I do?
The Landlord's failure to carry out repairs contrary to the tenancy agreement is a matter that should be taken up with a solicitor. It can however be an expensive and slow procedure.
If, however, due to the landlord's failure to repair the house, it is in a very poor state, the local authority does have power to compel the landlord to carry out the necessary repairs. Again this should be done with the assistance and guidance of a solicitor.
Failure to comply with this order could result in the local authority carrying out the work at the landlord's expense.