In renting details, what does 'no dss' actually mean?

Does it mean no Jobseekers, or is it likely to exclude people in receipt of housing benefit?

Asked on Mar 11 2011, Renting in Durham | Report content

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  • Normally it means that the landlord is unwilling to accept tenants that claim Housing Benefit

    Answered on Mar 12 2011, Report content
  • "No DSS" means briefly people who are unemployed and living on Government benefits - they have no income from full or part time employment. In other words on the "Dole".

    Answered on Mar 13 2011, Report content
  • Good question. As the above answer states, it means that the landlord is unwilling to accept tenants that claim housing benifits. The way to counteract this is to get in contact with your local council, who will be able to provide you with a list of agencies, and private landlords, who would accept this.

    Answered on Mar 16 2011, Report content
  • Most people renting out property don't want DSS tenants. Unfortunately the scroungers in society who have children for free housing give others who are between jobs and usually pay their own way in society a bad name. There is a stigma attached to those who claim benefits and housing benefits, due to the minority who always claim benefits for one reason or another and never stand on their own two feet.

    Answered on Apr 7 2011, Report content
  • No DSS means no people who live off state benefits

    Answered on Mar 7 2013, Report content
  • The problem is that it's assumed that all DSS are scroungers who don't take care of the property. In reality many on housing and other benefits are sick and/or disabled and unable to work but get painted with the same brush, it makes it very hard for disabled people to find somewhere to live.

    Answered on Sep 30 2014, Report content

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