Landlords and agents need to be careful on how they market properties. It has been common to see lettings properties on the market stating that those in receipt of DDS will not be considered.
Following a recent case, it has been ruled that advertising this was is indirect discrimination. Many landlords may not see it that way but will need to be careful how they consider future applications so they are not accused of similar discrimination.
If you have any queries please contact the Dutton Gregory Landlord and Tenant Helpline.
The practice of refusing to rent homes to those in receipt of housing benefit has been ruled unlawful this week, but insisting on ‘No DSS’ should not be considered discrimination, according to the majority of BTL landlords polled yesterday.