I am a private tenant and my local council has just served an improvement notice on my landlord due to his failure to make repairs. I am classed as ‘vulnerable’ by the council as I have Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Dyspraxia. On the few (emergency) occasions that my landlord has made repairs he has used his ‘mates’ and the repairs were made outside of normal working hours. The repairs in the Improvement Notice are for Cat 1 and 2 hazards and the work is quite extensive and potentially disruptive. Do I have a right to ask that he only use council approved tradesmen? I will be unable to leave the house during the works unless I trust the people who are working in it. I do not trust my landlord at all and he is abusive to me – even in front of the Environment Officer who came to assess the property.