We may not offer housing priority if the property you are in needs maintenance or repairs. We have provided some information about what you can do to fix your current home.

We only award priority due to the condition of an applicant's home if the Private Sector Housing Team confirm:

  • you cannot live in the property
  • you would be homeless

Requesting repairs

Wolverhampton Homes tenant

Wolverhampton Homes tenants should use their website to access Wolverhampton Homes repair service

Other Housing Associations tenant

Tenants of other housing associations or managing agents should contact them to complete the necessary repairs.

Private Renting

Visit our private rented property affecting your safety or health page if you need either:

  • advice on asking for repairs
  • support if repairs are not completed

Damp and mould

Damp and mould growth is often mistaken for leaks.

Usually, it is condensation that causes the growth. This happens when warm moist air comes into contact with a cold surface like a wall or window.

The following can cause warm moist air:

  • cooking
  • washing
  • drying clothes indoors
  • boiling kettles

The problem is worse in rooms with poor heating because the surfaces in those rooms will be colder.

We don't award priority due to damp and mould in homes. You should try to stop damp or mould from developing in the first place. Our Condensation, damp and mould advice page  page had more information.

In most cases, damp and mould is easy to treat by the tenant or the landlord. We may not be able to award priority due to medical conditions that damp and mould can affect.