No benefits - is it really discrimination?
Universal Credit

Landlord Phil
Landlord Phil
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36 Posts
1 year ago

Well isn't the new ban on refusing tenancy to benefits recipients a fun addition to the regulations we all keep getting whacked with?

So now the men in grey suits want to tell us who we can & can't rent to. Preposterous!

My problem is being stung by the benefits agency changing its rules. I've been stung before & yes it cost me a load of money & hassle.

So can anyone explain to me why not trusting the benefits agency or potential tenants is discriminatory when the same members of the public are refused credit cards, or installment payments on a sofa? Or more appropriately,why is it ok to discriminate against these people by refusing them a mortgage?

As rents usually have higher monthly payments than mortgages, surely the lenders are equally guilty of discrimination?

Really, I'm absolutely bemused. This new element of law is in truth discriminating against landlords. If the rule applies to us, then it should apply across all sectors that involve the risk of not being paid for goods or services.

Or am I alone in this opinion?

Come on NRLA, be our champions. A rule or all or none at all!

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