The Equality Act 2010 for Real Estate Professionals

September 27, 2010
The Equality Act 2010 has important implications for all those involved in the management or disposal of real estate. It consolidates and harmonises existing anti-discrimination legislation and also introduces some significant new obligations. The main provisions of the Act will come into force on 1 October 2010, but a date has not yet been set for the implementation of some new duties, including the obligation to make reasonable adjustments to common parts of residential premises and the prohibition on age discrimination in the provision of services. This update focuses only on aspects of the Act which are particularly relevant to real estate professionals.