Other housing problems
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Housing laws vary between Scotland and England. Get advice relating to England
This section looks at other housing problems which may make your home unsuitable for you to live in. It looks at what you can do if your home is overcrowded, how to deal with problems with pests and vermin and what to do if your home is flooded. It also explains about the digital switchover.
If you are worried about the condition of your home, you can get advice from a Shelter advice centre, Citizens Advice or other local agency. Use the Advice Services Directory to find an agency near you.
Get the legal definition of overcrowding. Although you may think your home is too small for your family, it may not be legally overcrowded. What to do if your home is overcrowded.
Your home may be uninhabitable if has pests and vermin such as cockroaches. Contact the council's environmental health department or a pest control firm.
This page looks at what you can do if you live in an area prone to flooding. It looks at what you can do to prepare for floods and how to cope if your home is flooded.