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When everyone has a home

028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

Self-paced, approximately 2 hours

Despite DSS ceasing to exist in 2001, the phrase 'No DSS' is still used today by some landlords and estate agents in Northern Ireland.

This session discusses the ongoing issues that some prospective private tenants face because they rely fully, or partially on eligible benefits.

We will also be discussing recent cases heard in England that challenge these 'policies' and how this could affect future challenges in Northern Ireland. 

This session will explain how equality legislation in Northern Ireland can be used to argue that a policy refusing access to tenants on benefits is discriminatory and unlawful and how discrimination in this context could be challenged. 

The course should take no more than 2 hours to complete and is divided into several short recordings so that you can watch whenever it suits you. 

Attendees of the course will also have access to a professional resource – which will give further information on the topic.

This course will be of particular importance to:

  • housing advisers
  • community/residents groups
  • benefit advisors
  • political party constituency offices
  • private, social and hostel accommodation providers
  • and the legal profession

Complete online at your own pace. 

Benefits, Legislation, Private Tenancies, Legal

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