Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

10:00 AM, 6th March 2019, About 3 years ago 13

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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.



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by B4lamb

12:06 PM, 9th March 2019, About 3 years ago

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by Robert M

23:45 PM, 10th March 2019, About 3 years ago

Am I missing something? As I understand it the offence is to rent to someone not entitled to be in the UK, failing to carry out the checks is not an offence on its own? However, if you discriminate in the checks you carry out there could be a problem. So if you rent two rooms one to Fiona from the Home Counties and one to Mohamed from India but only check the latter's Right to Rent that would be a different offence.

by B4lamb

0:45 AM, 11th March 2019, About 3 years ago

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