Important Changes to Equality Law for Rental Market

Refusing to accept tenants because of rent allowance is now illegal.

As of the 1st January 2016, the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 has introduced “housing assistance” as a new discriminatory ground. This means that people in receipt of rent supplement, housing assistance payments or other social welfare payments can no longer be discriminated against in relation to the provision of accommodation or related services or amenities.

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