A young couple have claimed that they were told by a letting agent that they could not rent a home because they are under 25.
They say the un-named agent, in Eastbourne, told them the landlord would not even allow them to view the property.
Sadie Murphy, 20, who is 20-weeks pregnant and home-hunting with her partner Matt Carr, said: “I think it’s completely wrong. It’s discrimination.”
David Cox, chief executive of ARLA Propertymark, said: “Landlords and letting agents are not allowed to discriminate for any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010; age being one of them.”
He said there were only certain circumstances, such as retirement properties, where they were lawful age exemptions.