The Diversity Group is here to help you with any legal obligations and rights, when it comes to renting, buying or owning a home.
There is also helpful links on where to get help if you end up homeless or if you have a housing dispute.
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Most Housing Associations provide a range of housing suited to single people, couples and families. Some also provide housing for people who need certain support.
The principle of treating equally with dignity and respect, whatever their age is fundamental to good practice in housing.
It is unlawful to treat disabled people less favourably than others, for a reason related to their disability – this applies to property aswell as other goods and services.
Housing and premises, such as business premises, are also covered by Part III of the Race Relations Act. In general, it is unlawful for someone to discriminate on race grounds, when selling, letting, subletting or managing property.
The SDA 1975 (‘SDA’) makes it unlawful to directly or indirectly discriminate on grounds of sex (or victimize) in the renting, allocation, management, sub-letting or selling of accommodation.
Regardless of your religion or belief (or lack thereof), you have the same housing rights as everybody else. You also have the right to enjoy your home and property without harassment.
If you have nowhere to stay or it is unsafe for you to return home there are housing associations across the UK that can help you find sheltered accommodation.