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The landlord's failure to carry out repairs contrary to the tenancy agreement is a matter that should be taken up with a solicitor. However, it can be an expensive and slow procedure.

If due to the landlord's failure to repair the house, it is in a very poor state, the local authority does have power to compel the landlord to carry out the necessary repairs. Again this should be done with the assistance and guidance of a solicitor.

Failure to comply with this order could result in the local authority carrying out the work at the landlord's expense.

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