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Disability discrimination in property

Disability discrimination in property

The legal civil claim of discrimination arises from statute, the Equality Act 2010 (‘the Act’). The Act replaces a variety of previous legislation relating to discrimination including the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Although in some ways the Act has ironed out some complications which arose pursuant to the previous legislation, there are many twists, turns, slips and trips to be encountered within the wording of the Act. It is absolutely essential to consult with the very specific wording of the Act whenever considering its provisions (particularly in relation to, for instance, the duty to make reasonable adjustments). This section attempts to simplify as much as is possible and practicable many of the detailed provisions but nothing can replace reference to the Act itself.

This section relates to the law of England and Wales. While the Act does apply in Scotland, there are slight amendments (often relating to phraseology). This section is directed to disability discrimination in the context of property issues. In consequence, for instance, the supporting legislation relates to this topic only. This section does not cover other matters relating to disability discrimination, for example, employment issues.

This section is maintained by Vivien King of Hatherleigh Training.