How to challenge DSS discrimination

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.

You can complain to an agent if you've faced DSS discrimination in your search for a home, regardless of your sex or disability.

Who should use this guide

You can use this guide if an agent refuses a viewing or a tenancy of an affordable private rented home just because you get benefits.

If you can't find an affordable private tenancy

Read this instead if you're struggling to find anywhere you can afford while on benefits.

Last updated: 1 December 2021

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