Do State Benefits Equate to Second Class Citizens in Renting?

That’s how a single mum, Rosie Keogh, felt when a letting agency rejected her application because she was on state benefit. Rosie had been living in the same property for 11 years and paying her rent in full each month, before she applied for a property in Kings Heath in Birmingham. As a housing benefit …

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“No DSS” – Whose Choice is it Anyway: Banks or Landlord’s? 3

It is a well-known fact that tenants on benefits find it more difficult to secure a rental property than those who are not. Often the accusing finger is pointed at the landlord. However, there are significant underlying factors that make it difficult for landlords to rent their properties to those on benefits. It’s not necessarily a …

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