Welsh Government Plans To Tackle “No DSS”

Take a look through any rental property listings and you’re likely to see “No smokers, pets or DSS” on many of them. DSS stands for the Department of Social Services, an old Government organisation that was responsible for paying housing benefit. Though this is an outdated term, it’s still used by landlords and agencies to refer to tenants in receipt of housing benefits.

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Landlords, why wouldn't you accept a Tenant on DSS?

The growing number of landlords unwilling to accept tenants who are in receipt of Government housing benefit is on the rise. But, while some landlords are all too ready to give you their reasons why tenants known as DSS are no go for them, there are actually some excellent reasons why you should accept housing benefit tenants.

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UK House prices rise slightly in November

UK house price growth edged higher in November, after the annual rate of increase slid to a more than five year low, in October. However, while prices have shown some recovery in recent weeks, the outlook remains downbeat, with the Bank of England (BOE) predicting a possible 30% slump should the country exit the EU with no deal.

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Are Landlords discriminating against Housing Benefit claimants?

Recent research suggests that housing benefit claimants are being discriminated against by private landlords. The National Housing Federation and homeless charity Shelter, have found that ‘at least’ one-in-ten properties advertised for rent online, specifically state that those in receipt of Government housing benefit will not be considered. 

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