I'm worried repairs in my house are impacting my health and safety

If you think there are repairs or problems in the property that could affect your health or safety, for example:

  • Gas and electrical safety
  • Fire safety and means of escape
  • Overcrowding
  • Problems of damp or other serious disrepair issues
  • Rat infestations

Contact the landlord first and let them know. If they fail to respond or you don’t think the issue is properly resolved you can contact Leeds City Council here. 

In some cases Environmental Health Officers have the power to serve legal notices on the landlord/agent requiring works to be carried out within certain time limits and may also be able to prosecute the landlord/agent if the works are not done. 

You can arrange for an inspection by contacting an Environmental Health Officer, giving them a brief description of the disrepair. They will then arrange a date and time to visit. The service is free of charge. LUU Advice can also make a referral on your behalf or you can contact them here.