Guides

Advice on what to do if you have problems with your tower block.

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I’ve got problems with my tower block’s heating or hot water

Is heating or hot water a problem in your tower block? Here's how to get that fixed

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I’m worried there’s asbestos in my flat

What is asbestos, why is it a danger, and what should you do if you think there's some in your flat?
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The windows of my flat are leaking

What should you do if water is coming in through the edges of your windows? It can be a problem with the window frames or it might point to structural issues with your block.
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There is condensation in my flat

Condensation is a common problem in tower blocks, and it can add to issues with mould or damp.
Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon

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Is the gas safe in my tower block?

Gas safety is important in every home, but in tower blocks there are additional reasons for checking that everything is secure.
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My landlord isn’t making repairs

Your landlord should be keeping your tower block, and your flat, in good repair. If they do not, there are several things you can do.
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There are pests in my tower block

No-one wants to live with cockroaches, fleas or vermin. But getting rid of them may require a whole-tower block effort, not treating each flat individually.
Image by Pete Birkinshaw - a mushroom growing on a damp carpet near a wall Image by Pete Birkinshaw - a mushroom growing on a damp carpet near a wall

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Water is leaking from another flat

Leaking pipes are a problem in any type of home, but in a tower block you are also at risk of water leaking into your flat from the units above or to each side of yours.
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There’s damp or mould in my flat

Damp and mould do more than ruin the look of your flat: they can also cause health problems. It is your landlord's responsibility under law to ensure that your home is safe to live in.
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I’m worried my building is Large Panel System

Large Panel System is a method of construction that was popular in the 60s but has since been found to be potentially unsafe. If you think your building may be LPS, here's what to do.