Do landlords have to accommodate disability?

Do landlords have to accommodate disability?

Your landlord is allowed to ask you to meet some conditions, as long as they’re reasonable. If you make the changes and don’t meet those conditions (if reasonable), you’ll be breaking your tenancy agreement.

Can landlords discriminate against disability?

A private landlord or letting agent should provide a reason if they reject your application to rent a home. It may be discrimination if you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly or differently because: you are disabled.

Can a disabled person be evicted from their home?

Both public and private landlords must act proportionately and in a non-discriminatory way when moving to evict disabled tenants. Landlords should note that complying with the letter of the procedures governing eviction may therefore not necessarily be sufficient to gain an eviction order against a disabled tenant.

What does the law say about disabled access?

The law requires reasonable adjustments by businesses – such as adapting premises, removing physical barriers or providing the service another way – so that disabled people can use the service.

What is classed as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010?

The Equality Act 2010 calls these ‘reasonable adjustments’. They can be changes to policies, working practices or physical layouts, or providing extra equipment or support. The adjustments have to be ‘reasonable’. You can check if you’re disabled under the Equality Act if you’re not sure if your disability is covered.

Do I have to prove a disability?

Some conditions are automatically treated as a disability under the Equality Act. But if you don’t have one of these conditions and you want to make a claim for disability discrimination, you will have to show the effect your condition has on your daily life to prove it’s a disability.

Can someone with mental health be evicted?

Whether you’re a private tenant or a tenant of the Housing Executive or a housing association your landlord has to follow a certain procedure in order to legally evict you. If you can show that you acted in that way because of a disability, you may be able to stop the eviction.

Can you be evicted for arguing?

Every landlord tenant conflict is not grounds for eviction. You cannot evict a tenant because they have made you angry by complaining or by legally reporting you to a housing authority. An eviction based on retaliation is known as a retaliatory eviction and it is illegal.

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