We are in the process of drafting new guidance for service users about Housing. We will publish it here when it has been completed.
The guidance will explain how the Equality Act 2010 applies to you if you rent or buy somewhere to live in as your home.
The Equality Act gives protection from discrimination and the guide will explain how this might apply to housing situations.
The guidance will make clear where the Equality Act contains specific provisions for housing or makes exceptions to the law that may apply to housing situations.
In the meantime, you may find useful information about the Equality Act and how it applies more generally to you as a service user by following links to our guidance below.
- Your general rights under the Equality Act when you receive services from a business
- Your general rights under the Equality Act when you receive services from Local or central Government
- Your general rights under the Equality Act when you receive services from a charity, voluntary, community sector or religious organisation
- What the Equality Act says about how you should be treated when you receive services: staff, places, advertisements and marketing, written information, websites and telephones
- The duty to make reasonable adjustments to remove barriers for disabled people
- What to do if you believe you have been discriminated against
Last Updated: 16 May 2014