3. Standard of your home
Your landlord has to make sure that your home meets certain standards. It must be:
- safe and free from ‘category 1 hazards’ - these are things that can cause death or pose a serious danger to your health (eg by causing lung cancer, 80% burn injuries, loss of limbs, poisoning)
- in a reasonable state of repair
- equipped with reasonably modern facilities
- warm enough
If you have concerns about the standard of your home you can make a complaint.
As a social housing tenant you can help run a maintenance service.