Briefing for DDPOs on Harassment in Housing
A briefing for DDPOs on the issue of harassment in housing
Harassment from landlords makes it difficult for Deaf and Disabled people to live comfortably in our homes. It results in mental distress, avoiding asking for reasonable accommodations and sometimes forces us to move out. Some examples of harassment include:
- Verbal abuse – using discriminatory language.
- Entering a tenant’s property without proper notice.
- Threatening eviction if the tenant asks for repairs or reasonable accommodation.
This briefing will provide Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations with an understanding of:
- What counts as harassment
- What legal protections there are for Deaf and Disabled tenants experiencing harassment.
- What Disabled tenants should do when they are being harassed by their landlord.
Links to the briefing:
Easy Read versions:
We split the Easy Read versions into 2 parts: