Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords - Discrimination Legislation - General
- AuthorAndrew Morley
Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring remedial works to be undertaken, render any Notice Seeking possession ineffective against the tenant or even find the landlord behind bars.
With this in mind this regular series aims to highlight the main responsibilities the landlord has to contend with.
Discrimination Legislation – General - It is unlawful for a landlord to discriminate against a tenant or potential tenant on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment and disability. Discrimination could come about because a landlord refuses to let premises to a person because of one of these characteristics or lets premises to them on less favourable terms.
This Blog is written to raise awareness of these issues. While every effort has been made to ensure that it is correct at the time of first publication it may not be updated, even if the law changes. It is not intended to be specific legal advice and cannot be relied on as such. Chattertons are not responsible or liable for any action taken or not taken as a result of this Blog. If you think any of these matters affect you then we would be happy to advise.