General Perception

General perceptions

  • The LGBT community have a reason to worry because their sexual orientation has an impact on their housing experiences.

  • Rejection by friends and family.

  • Unfavourable treatment by housing services

  • They are expected to be treated less favourably than other people when applying for social housing.

  • Hate crime and harassment.

  • Landlords see them as a low priority.

  • It may true or not that LGBT tenants are more vulnerable than others, but something is sure, landlords are learning to accept the fact that a tenant is a tenant regardless of their gender, ethnic background, skin colour, religion or academic status.

  • As a tenant no matter how you define yourself or your status, you need to follow the rules and recommendations laid down by your tenancy agreement. Defining yourself as a part of the LGBT community does not diminish your responsibility as a tenant.