At the beginning of the month we saw a judge rule that ‘No DSS’ blanket bans are unlawful and discriminatory. The recent case held in York Country Court on the 1st July established that landlord and agents that have a ‘No DSS’ policy are guilty of indirect discrimination. The successful case is the latest step for the charity Shelter who have been campaigning for to stop the practice and abolish ‘No DSS’ blanket bans. This ruling sends a clear message that landlords and agents who continue with this policy risk legal action.
Since our launch in 2018 Keystone have never had a restriction on lending to landlords who have DSS tenants within their property. All we ask from the landlord when it comes to his tenants is that they provide the full AST which would need to be between 6-36 months.
If you’re looking to place a complex buy to let case that includes tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit, then get in touch with our team on 0345 148 9086 or view our lending criteria here.