At least one in 10 rental properties in England could be being unlawfully advertised by explicitly discriminating against people on housing benefit, housing charities have said.
Analysis of around 86,000 letting agentsâ€™ adverts on the property website Zoopla by the homeless charity Shelter and the NationalÂ HousingÂ Federation (a trade association for social housing providers) in England found 8,710 posts that ruled out tenants on housing benefit.
Thousands of lettings agents and landlords who reject housing benefit claimants could be in breach of equality laws after a single motherÂ won compensation for sex discriminationÂ from a lettings agency that refused to consider her as a tenant, in a landmark case in February.
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Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45