Right to Rent court challenge this week

The government is facing a High Court challenge this week to stop it forcing buy-to-let landlords to check the immigration status of potential tenants after claims that they are causing serious discrimination.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) says the Right to Rent scheme, which requires landlords in England to check the immigration status of their tenants, is having a negative impact on many would-be and vulnerable tenants, partly because it encourages “systematic discrimination” against ethnic minorities and people without British passports.

Read the full story on Landlord Today.

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