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Is an advert with 'no pets allowed' against the discrimination act? Also, 'no dss' as the landlord is cutting his lettings down?

Asked on Jan 12 2011, Renting in Blackpool | Report content

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  • The pets part does not fall under the discrimination act. However, there is a fine line with "No DSS" as the Department of Social Security also deal with disability benefits. It is much better to state "No housing benefit".

    Answered on Jan 13 2011, Report content
  • A landlord is not lawfully allowed to withhold the right to allow a pet to stay in the apartment unless they give a valid reason as to why they don't want it. For example, if they are looking to live in the property after you, however are allergic to dogs, and you have a dog, then this would be a good enough reason for them not to allow you to bring the pet into the apartment. It may also be appropriate for the landlord to ask for a slightly higher deposit, because there will be a pet in the apartment. Regarding the 'DSS', this is completly down to the landlords descression as to wheather he would like to have a tenant on housing benifits or not. I hope this helps!

    Answered on Jan 14 2011, Report content

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