Karen Buck’s “Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill” is being debated in Parliament today. The government has recently said it supports this Bill.  If passed, this Bill would give tenants the right to take private and social landlords to court if their home was unsafe. Currently the only redress for tenants where landlords fail to carry out repairs necessary for safety is through their local council’s Environmental Health Department.  You can read more about the Homes Bill here.