Other housing problems

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 mice, flies or other pest problem and what to do if your home is flooded.

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Overcrowding

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.

Pests and vermin

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.

Flooding

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.

Last updated: 25 May 2017

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