If there is work that needs to be done, this will be detailed in the report that you are given after the inspection. Once you’re told what needs to be changed, you have 28 days to get this work done and ensure that your property then meets all required standards. If you feel that some of the demands made in the report are unfair, you can report this to your local authority, who must then respond within 7 days. The 28 day period in which you should complete work is suspended if you are waiting for a decision from the local authority. Sometimes, landlords refuse to get work done, and if the local authority decide that they’re in breach of regulations, they can work with the tenants to get work done and then send the bill directly to the landlord – so it is always best to be proactive in dealing with any issues that you might have.
What happens if something is wrong?