We believe that Ludlow Thompson, the high street letting agent, is banning people on housing benefit (also known as ‘DSS’)￼ from the homes it lets. Leaving many renters unable to access homes, even though they’re able to pay the rent.
Already struggling with housing costs as rents have outstripped wages, renters on housing benefit are being denied their right to find a home. And tragically, this prejudice is pushing people closer to homelessness.
- banning people on housing benefit is totally unjustified and could be unlawful
- women and people with disabilities are more likely to be receiving housing benefit, so are disproportionately affected by this practice
Ludlow Thompson has told us that this isn't company policy, but our investigation suggests prejudice is widespread.
It is not the only culprit – though we believe it to be one of the worst offenders.
Ludlow Thompson will only stop this unacceptable behaviour if enough of us put pressure on it to change. Take a stand for renters – contact Ludlow Thompson to ask how it will stamp out housing benefit discrimination.