Disability discrimination

It is illegal for landlords, mortgage lenders and other service providers to discriminate against disabled people. This section looks at what discrimination is, who is protected by the law, and what you can do if you think you are being discriminated against.

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What is disability discrimination?

It's illegal for landlords, lenders and other service providers to treat disabled people less favourably than non-disabled people. This page looks at legal protection if you are disabled.

Dealing with disability discrimination

Your options if your landlord, lender or other service provider is discriminating against you because you are disabled or someone in your household is disabled.

Disability and the public sector equality duty

Councils and other public authorities must promote equal opportunities for disabled people and must consider their needs. This is called 'the disability equality duty'. What does this mean for you?

Last updated: 29 December 2014

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