Your home has to reach minimum fitness standards. You can get help from the Housing Executive or your local council if your home is so bad that it doesn't meet these standards or it is damaging your health.
If you or someone in your household has a disability, you may be able to get your home adapted to make it suitable. However, if your home is in a very bad condition it may be best to move to new accommodation. A local advice agency can advise you on your options if you are living in poor or unsafe housing.
Living in unsuitable housing
Your accommodation may be unsuitable if it is overcrowded, in poor condition or is affecting your health or the health of someone you live with. More
There are rules about when your home is unfit for human habitation. You can get advice from your local council on what to do if your home is unfit and you may be entitled to housing assistance from the Housing Executive if your home isn't fit for human habitation. More
Your home is damaging your health
You can ask the environmental health department of your local council to investigate if your home is damaging your health. Your landlord can be fined if s/he doesn't carry out the repairs. More
Moving to other accommodation
Moving to new accommodation may be the best option. However you should always get advice from a local advice agency. An adviser can go through your options and tell you the best course of action. More