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The end of the road for Right to Rent?

The High Court has held that right to rent checks cause discrimination on grounds of race and nationality and breach the Human Rights Act. In his judgment released today, Mr Justice Martin Spencer said that the scheme could not be justified as “the measures have a disproportionately discriminatory effect”.  He concluded that the “nail in

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Right to rent legal challenge

A challenge to the government’s right to rent measures began yesterday (6 June) when permission was granted to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), a charity, to proceed with a judicial review challenge. A full hearing will follow. The basis of the challenge is that the checks cause discrimination on grounds of

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Right to rent: government shifts responsibility onto landlords

From 1 February 2016 landlords across the country will become responsible for policing the immigration status of their tenants New legislation will impose fines of up to £3,000 on landlords in England who rent out their property to illegal immigrants. To avoid this fine, landlords will have to carry out more stringent immigration and identity