How to challenge DSS discrimination

Who this guide is for

Our guide is for people looking for a private rented home while on universal credit, housing benefit, tax credits or disability benefits.

Use this guide if an agent refuses to let you view or rent an affordable private property.

'No DSS' policies are unlawful discrimination

The courts have ruled that 'no DSS' policies are unlawful because they indirectly discriminate against women and disabled people.

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Last updated: 27 June 2022

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