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Dad of 11 with crocodile and snake says landlords will not hire to him on account of his tattoos

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Dad of 11 with crocodile and snake says landlords will not hire to him on account of his tattoos

Gareth Holliday, 44, has a licence for his four-foot African dwarf caiman crocodile referred to as Missy and an 11-foot snake, and thinks he’s being discriminated towards as he is struggling to discover a place to hire earlier than Christmas

Gareth Holliday, 44, thinks his tattoos are why he cannot find a place to rent
Gareth Holliday, 44, thinks his tattoos are why he can not discover a place to hire

A dad-of-11 who owns a crocodile and a snake says landlords will not hire to him due to his tattoos.

Gareth Holliday, 44, has been on the lookout for a spot to dwell via a council’s accepted property brokers for months.

He hopes to discover a place earlier than Christmas so he can see “his babies” after his eight-year marriage ended this 12 months.

Gareth says that, after placing enquiries to property brokers, he usually finds the day earlier than his viewing the owner has gone with one other tenant.

He has been sofa browsing for months and says he’s beginning to suppose his pets and his look are stopping him from discovering a spot to dwell.







The dad-of-11 hopes to discover a home earlier than Christmas so his kids can go to
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He has a licence for his four-foot African dwarf caiman crocodile referred to as Missy and an 11-foot snake.

Adur and Worthing Councils mentioned that “physical appearance” was not of their standards for functions for housing.

They mentioned they’ve been involved with Gareth and had beforehand put him up in a lodge.

Gareth, who’s a recovering drug addict, left the lodge on the recommendation of his physician and he says he was solely supplied with a microwave to make his meals.







Gareth Holliday has not been capable of finding a house for himself and his crocodile Missy and a pet snake
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The former crime scene cleaner, who’s presently unemployed, advised The Argus: “I love my tattoos, I wouldn’t have had it done if I didn’t. But I do feel I’m being discriminated because of them.”

Gareth said his homelessness application was rejected by the council because he was not under threat of “domestic violence or abuse”.

He is legally allowed to remain at his marital house, the place his pets are, however says it isn’t an possibility for him.







Gareth is pleading with the brokers to not decide a guide by its cowl
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He mentioned: “I would like something where my little ones would be able to stay for a weekend.”

He added: “I have tried 20, maybe 30 different estate agents and get told nothing is available, or if I go and view, I’m on a waiting list or they have to go speak to the landlord.

“Then when I have been booked in for a viewing, the day before they will tell me someone has already taken it.”

A spokeswoman for Adur and Worthing Councils said: “All applications for housing to the council are assessed against government criteria. Physical appearance is not one of these.

“We cannot comment on private sector housing offered outside of the councils’ accommodation.

“Mr Holliday can contact the council at any time if he wishes to access the housing support we are able to offer and provide.”

The Mirror Online has contacted the council for a press release.

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