Discrimination by Landlords or Agents

Landlords and agents are not legally required to rent to a person getting HAP. They can choose any tenant for their property. However, they are not allowed to refuse to rent to someone just because they receive HAP. This means they cannot treat a tenant getting HAP support any differently than they would treat a tenant who does not receive HAP.

If you feel that a landlord or agent has refused to rent to you because you receive HAP, you can make a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission at: www.workplacerelations.ie