Last month, a judge at York County Court found that the practice of turning away applicants because they are in receipt of benefits unfairly discriminated against a single mother of two with a disability, on the grounds of sex and disability under the Equality Act.
The housing charity, Shelter, has now accused letting agents and landlords of ignoring the ‘No DSS’ court case win, claiming they risk prosecution if they do not allow housing benefit claimants to rent their properties.
Shelter’s Chief Executive, Polly Neate, told The Guardian newspaper that “hundreds of people have since contacted our services with similar stories and we are still hearing of letting agents and private landlords ignoring the judgment.”
Full story available from The Negotiator: https://thenegotiator.co.uk/letting-agents-are-ignoring-no-dss-court-case-decision-at-their-peril-warns-shelter
Think back to the last SMS reminder you received. Did...