I wish everyone reading this well on this sunny bank holiday weekend.
So, my ex-partner is looking for two bedroom property in London, she works part-time so she has to relay on housing benefit to top-up her rent.
We’ve been searching for two bedroom properties (for her and my 1 year old) that accept DSS on Openrent.
It’s been frustrating because whenever we come across a property that we think will be suitable and is listed as accepting DSS, we get the following…
“Oh, I’m really sorry, we’re looking for tenants who are not on dss”.
“Oh, I was really hoping to find a tenant who’s in fulltime employment and can afford to pay the rent in full”
“Can I think about it because I want to find someone in fulltime employment and can pay the whole rent, I’m sorry”
I get that these landlords think people who rely on housing benefit are at the bottom of the pile but surely this is not right and they should stop stating that they accept DSS on Openrent or anywhere else.