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Stop discrimination against students wishing to rent properties in the UK

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As a respectable student, who has previously rented without causing issues, I feel that the discrimination against students needs to be addressed.

When trying to find a house, I've been refused countless times (sometimes quite rudely) due to the fact that the landlords 'don't want students', regardless of my age, income or personality.

Due to having student loan and also earning money myself at work, I am able to pay for the places that I enquire about. However, this did not matter.

I feel that this is unfair because, as stated before, I am a respectful person and therefore, it shouldn't matter whether I am a student or not. I feel that this should be considered discriminatory. It feels like an attack on my person, due to the reduction of my personality to a label - almost as if being discriminated against because of class.

I became a student to better myself, and shouldn't have to limit my options in any respect. We should all be treated as individuals and not be stigmatised or stereotyped.

I want laws to be enforced in order to prevent discrimination against students who wish to rent properties, and I would like students to be recognised under similar categories of discrimination. 

This would help students everywhere who have had or will have the same problems as I have. This is a problem which effects all students, not just myself.



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