- ‘No DSS’ policy declared unlawful (Tyler v Paul Carr Estate Agents)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Property Disputes analysis: Following a trial in the County Court at Birmingham, Her Honour Judge Stacey declared that a letting agent which had rejected a prospective tenancy applicant because he was on benefits had committed unlawful indirect discrimination on the grounds of disability. The claimant, Mr Tyler, was awarded £6,000 in damages plus interest together with his costs on an indemnity basis. Written by Tessa Buchanan, barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
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