Thousands of landlords are trying to avoid renting their properties to benefit claimants, according to the website OpenRent.
However, a judge ruled “No DSS” (the Department of Social Security) rental bans were unlawful.
According to the BBC, approximately 75% of listings on the website OpenRent said the landlords would not accept people on benefits.
This comes after the ruling a single mother-of-two had experienced indirect discrimination when a letting agent refused to rent to her.
The mother ended up homeless with her two children, when her case was taken on by housing charity Shelter.
The BBc reported OpenRent said it advised landlords to assess tenants “on their own merits”.