A sex worker said she lies to landlords in order to find places to live.
Mum-of-two Charlotte Rose, from Nottingham, said she previously had to conceal her line of work from landlords or face losing a property – even though it is legal in the UK for someone to sell sex in a property alone.
While the 39-year-old said she feels safer working with other women, that is classed as “brothel-keeping” which is illegal.
A Home Office spokesman said it has no plans to change the law around brothels, prostitution and sex work.
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