Failure to meet Landlord and Tenant Act requirements
The council has powers to prosecute landlords who fail to meet their obligations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (as amended).
Such matters include the failure of landlords to provide rent books and the failure of freeholders to give long leasehold tenants information concerning service charges and insurance.
Where a complaint is received, the council's housing officers will endeavour to ensure that the required information is provided. However, in the case of persistent failure to provide the information a prosecution will be considered.
If your utility services have been cut off
If your gas, water or electricity supplies have been or are likely to be cut off because of your landlord, the council can help. Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 your council can arrange to restore utility services for its residents.
These powers will only be used as a last resort for emergency cases and then only when young children or elderly people are affected.
In every case the council will work closely with the suppliers and wherever possible try to get the suppliers' support and assistance.
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