Phoned the crawley office today as Housing Needs at Mid Sussex District Council gave me their number. I was looking for a potential landlord who would not discriminate that we are a one parent working family and offer us a tenancy based on our combined income and partial amount of housing benefit. All other letting agents say my partner does not earn enogh despite working for a finance company for years and were currently private tenants. We assumed Northwood would help. What I got was far from helpful. I got a patronising woman who basically told me to go out and get a job instead of claiming benefit and that I already had a roof over my head. We live in hassocks and want to move to Burgess Hill as thats where my daughters school is. The woman asked why I wanted to move there since it was only 3 miles away!! She said evev if they did have a house, lots of people view and almost always a landlord would go for a working couple! Sorry if I\'m a stay at home mum to my 2 year old son! Where we want to live and how we choose to live our lives is not for her or anyone else to comment. How dare she. I was given their number by housing needs! Why???? I will be lodging a full complaint to the council tomorrow. Disgusting attitude when all we asked for was a little help.
What agent could do to change your mind?
Not in the least bit helpful and very patronising.