Repairs if you rent from the council, a housing association or co-op

Your landlord is responsible for most repairs if you rent from a council, housing association or housing cooperative (co-op). Report repairs as soon as possible to get them fixed.

Repairs and maintenance in council and housing association homes

Your rights to get repairs done and your landlord’s responsibilities.

Report a repair using the Right to Repair scheme

How to report repairs if you rent from a council, housing association or co-op.

Complaining if repairs are not done in council and housing association homes

What you can do if your landlord refuses to carry out repairs.

Complaining if repairs are done badly in council and housing association homes

When to complain and ask for compensation from your landlord.

Rent reductions from your council or housing association for repair work

You should not withhold rent because of repair work, but you can ask your landlord for a reduction.

Last updated: 21 January 2022

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