Equality Act 2010 - property implications

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A briefing surrounding the property implications following the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010 and the majority of the Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The Act covers all forms of discrimination (such as sex, race, religion, age and pregnancy as well as disability including learning disabilities). It consolidates, replaces and enhances the existing discrimination legislation. This is a very brief outline of some of the property-related implications of the Act. The main change required will be for landlords of residential property to allow appropriate and necessary alterations by tenants to enable them to live independently.

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