Written Question on Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits

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Date Title Questioner
7 May 2019, 3:49 p.m. Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer) Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, or plan to take, to stop landlords and lettings agents from not offering properties to people who are on benefits.

Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)

The Government recently announced its intention to tackle the issue of private letting advertisements that specify ‘no DSS’ tenants. Over the coming months, the Government will meet industry representatives to discuss what action can be taken to end this practice. We will also be working with colleagues in other government departments, including the Department for Work & Pensions, to explore how we can drive this change across government.

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