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Ban discrimination against potential tenants on Universal Credit

Submitted by Vanesa Canevsky on Sunday 21st November 2021

Published on Monday 29th November 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 29th May 2022

Signatures: 65

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Benefits ~ Landlords ~ Law ~ Money ~ month ~ Parliament ~ Prevent ~ Time ~ Universal Credit ~ Universities

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Ban discrimination against potential tenants on Universal Credit

Petition Details

I would like Parliament to pass a law to prevent landlords from refusing tenants who are on benefits and who would want to pay with UC and to fine letting agents who encourage this behaviour.

Additional Information

I have been trying to move houses for months now. Time and time again when the landlord hears the money to pay for the rent will come from Universal Credit they don't want to have anything to do with it.

Many times landlords say that it is a condition of their Mortgage (which possibly discriminates against UC tenants). It shouldn't matter where the money is coming from as long as one is able to pay. Many tenants are threatened with eviction and yet it is so difficult to find suitable accommodation when one is on UC.

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