not sure - there are some bits of equalities law that are different depending on whether you're a business or it's about something in your own home. i'm not sure if this is one. and expressing a 'preference' may be different (in law) from saying 'no X' or 'Y only'Is it legal to specify a preference by gender ?
12) Is it lawful for landlords to advertise for a particular nationality?
Accommodation can’t be restricted by race or ethnicity even when the owner lives on the premises. This wouldn’t be allowed on Gumtree.
13) Is it lawful to advertise accommodation for a particular gender, age group, sexual orientation or religion?
Landlords and letting agents aren’t allowed to state any preference on race, religion, sexuality, gender, disability, etc. This isn’t allowed on Gumtree.
Housemates are allowed to state a preference (excluding race) but need to explain why. If an ad says ‘Muslim only’ or ‘women only’ then it won’t be allowed on Gumtree. If an ad states ‘Muslim preferred – we are a Halal household’ then this is fine, as they’ve stated their preference and offered a justification.
16) Is it lawful to advertise accommodation for vegetarians?
There is no legislation to protect vegetarians or non-vegetarians, so an ad posted by housemates looking for 'vegetarians only' would be lawful and is therefore allowed on Gumtree.
Yes, I can see why letting a room in your own home might be different to a house share with a live out landlord.not sure - there are some bits of equalities law that are different depending on whether you're a business or it's about something in your own home. i'm not sure if this is one. and expressing a 'preference' may be different (in law) from saying 'no X' or 'Y only'
We have a room coming up in our share in gipsy hill, is your friend still looking?A friend of mine is looking for a flatshare. Somewhere around Crystal Palace, South Norwood, West Norwood, Penge or Sydenham. He can afford to pay £500 / month (and £600 / month at a stretch). He's (a young) 50, a very creative kind of a guy, also very musical - plays the guitar. He's very sociable, a really great cook and loves to talk. He's a smoker, but more than happy not to smoke in the place, and go outside to smoke. He's fully employed.
He needed to move from his last place at short notice (his girlfriend broke up with him) and has struggled to find a flatshare as most flatshares seem to have a much lower upper age limit, so he's temporarily staying with friends. So he could move pretty much immediately. I think he'd be happy with a short let too as it would give him a bit more breathing space to find something more permanent. He's looking on spareroom mainly, but I thought I'd post on Urban to help.
Thanks for getting back to me, your house looks brilliant.We have a room coming up in our share in gipsy hill, is your friend still looking?
This is the ad: Large double room in friendly creative shared homeThanks for getting back to me, your house looks brilliant.
My friend has now gone into a "professional" houseshare, where they only have a shared kitchen and bathroom, but don't really socialise, so he's not really happy there, but it was the best one available at short notice. I think he'd be keen to move out from there, but I'm not sure what the arrangements with the landlord are in terms of notice periods, etc. When is your room coming up? Should I ask my friend to get in touch with you?