Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

by Property 118

10:00 AM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

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Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

The Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes announced the Home Office rejected the Judge’s ruling against Right to Rent and indicated the government were ready to challenge the decision through the Court of Appeal.

The Minister said: “In the meantime, the provisions passed by this House in 2014 remain in force. There are no immediate changes to the operation of the policy. Landlords and letting agents are still obliged to conduct Right to Rent checks as required in legislation.

“The law was and remains absolutely clear that discriminatory treatment on the part of anyone carrying out these checks is unlawful, and the Right to Rent legislation provides for a Code of Practice which sets out what landlords are expected to do.”

Last week a High Court said it will be illegal to roll the “Right to Rent” scheme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland without further evaluation.

The Judge considered discrimination against non-UK nationals and British ethnic minorities was forced on landlords, because of Right to Rent and that it breached the European Convention on Human Rights.



Comments

Beaver

11:05 AM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Regardless of what the judgement says, my BTL mortgage does not allow me to rent to asylum seekers and my landlords' insurance does not permit this either; so if either I or my agent are in any doubt about the documentation provided by prospective tenants we just choose the other tenants as there is generally more than one set of tenants who want the property.

B4lamb

11:36 AM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

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Philip Savva

12:32 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

It’s a joke, why should we as landlords, carry out immigration checks on behalf of government or border control & then be pinanllised, if we don’t, it’s a joke, do your job right form the start & control our boarders, do not put this on law abiding tax paying citzens, enough already.

Gromit

12:41 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Philip Savva at 06/03/2019 - 12:32
Absolutely. All it does is drive illegals to the rogue Landlords who ignore all regulations anyway - they'll be rubbing their hands with glee.

B4lamb

14:33 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

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John Gordon

17:27 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

B4Lamb right to rent checks are 100% wrong . it is the job of government to enforce the rules . Asking landlords to vet tenants in this way is utter tosh in the name of civil duty . become a special constable and do you civil bit . If customs/ border force cant do The job properly at Ports its down to government incompetence. Local authorities are not adequately funded to enforce landlord regulations. Landlords are just not qualified and no support whatsoever to police right to rent checks. . Landlords are not a vote winner and never will be so they get a hammering from all parties .

Rod

18:48 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

All comments should be sent 'direct' to the home office as they are probably not even aware of mortgage and ins' requirements!!!

B4lamb

23:55 PM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

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B4lamb

0:04 AM, 7th March 2019
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B4lamb

8:17 AM, 9th March 2019
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