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Young couple seeking rental home claim discrimination because of their age

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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.

www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/eastbourne-couple-told-too-young-to-rent-home-1-8492541

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