Should I stop paying the rent and/or get the repairs done myself?

The general rule is that you should never stop paying the rent to try and force your landlord to do repairs. If you do, your landlord may go to court to make you leave your home because you are behind with the rent.

Related Pages (4)

  • Private rented housing

    Information about private rented housing in North West Leicestershire

  • Rent deposit guarantee scheme

    The rent deposit guarantee scheme is designed to assist people on benefits or a low income to afford the deposit and one month's rent in advance that most private landlords require. We know that it isn't easy trying to find this money. We may be able to help you. With the support of local private landlords North West Leicestershire District Council runs an interest free repayable Rent Deposit Scheme to help people with the initial costs.

  • Find a privately rented home

    A list of privately rented properties where the landlord is willing to consider tenants in receipt of housing benefit.

  • Landlords forum meetings

    Minutes and agendas of the Landlords Forum.