Bury Council housing disrepair complaints
If the property that you live in is owned by Bury Council, they are legally obligated to carry out any necessary maintenance and/or repairs on your home, throughout the course of your tenancy. Maintenance work may include, but isn’t limited to the following:
- Access to electricity, gas, hot water and heating
- A building that is safe and well-maintained structurally in the eyes of the law
- A home free from damp and mould
- Pest control if needed
So, if your rented home doesn’t have adequate access to hot water, or if you believe that Bury Council have not repaired damage to the structure of the building, it is important that you report the issues before yours or your family’s wellbeing is put in danger.
Unsafe conditions in your rented home not only create an unappealing environment to live in, but they may also contribute to health issues for you and your family. Rising damp, for example, can be especially dangerous for young children and adults suffering from respiratory conditions.
Is it possible to complain to Bury Council if my home needs repairs?
Yes, if you feel that your rented home is falling into disrepair you should report all of the issues to Bury Council as soon as possible. In an emergency, you can call 0808 144 5368 and Bury Council will respond 24 hours. Non-emergency, but urgent, repairs will be responded to within 5 days, and all other complaints should be resolved within 15 working days.
Can I take legal action if Bury Council haven’t dealt with my housing complaints within 15 working days?
If you believe that Bury Council have not dealt with your housing repair complaints within a reasonable amount of time, council housing solicitors may be able to claim against the trust on your behalf – for both compensation and for the repairs in question.