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Harold (aged 72) my brother who is special needs lives in a

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Harold (aged 72) my brother who is special needs lives in a tenanted property (3 Bed Bungalow) along with one other residence. They were placed there by the local authority who signed the tenancy on their behalf, and the rent is paid for by housing benefit.
My question is, as a private property and as the tenants are special needs, is the Landlord responsible for any adaptations, fire risk issues over and above a normal private tenancy agreement.
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Raymond Dickson
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
LondonlawyerJ :

Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this.

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The primary responsibility in ensuring that needs in terms of adaptation and safety are met lies with the local authority not the land lord. If there are things that are not satisfactory should be raised with them. It may be that the landlord is not fulfilling his agreement with the council. If so it is the council who can enforce. If they fail to act then it is the council you should take action against.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry the rating was not clear. The service was good and clarified my brothers position.

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R Dickson