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Does "No DSS" include students?

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    Been looking for a flat, and a lot of them clearly say "NO DSS". Quick search tells me this is referring to people who are in receipt of benefits. But since students are usually unemployed, would this usually include students?
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    No, its usually because the landlord doesnt want this risk they wont be paid. For students they can be more confident.

    That siad, they might want students if they don't like any risk/agrivation.
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    When they say 'No DSS', they're basically saying that they don't want unemployed people on housing benefit.

    If they don't want students, then it will normally say 'No students'

    And if they don't want either, then it will usually say 'Professionals only' (professional, in this context, meaning in some form of employment )
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    Thank you both!
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    No DSS means the landlord has had DSS clients who have their housing benefit paid directly to themselves and not the landlord, and instead of handing it over to the landlord as rent, keep it as long as they can until the landlord has to spend time and money evicting them, by which time the tenants have done a moonlit flit and the landlord is screwed over several months rent that he hasn't a hope of recovering. Even if it gets to court, they will have to repay at a pitiful rate.

    Unfortunately, there are often a number of personality attributes some people have that can't get employment, and thus being on DSS don't make an attractive prospect for landlords.
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    (Original post by peonies)
    Been looking for a flat, and a lot of them clearly say "NO DSS". Quick search tells me this is referring to people who are in receipt of benefits. But since students are usually unemployed, would this usually include students?
    A surefire way to know if a house/flat is a student property is to look for things like advertising its proximity to a university, if its furnished and sometimes it will say the word student in the blurb

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