Right to Rent legal challenge High Court date December

by Property 118

11:47 AM, 9th August 2018
About 4 months ago

Right to Rent legal challenge High Court date December

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Right to Rent legal challenge High Court date December

the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has obtained permission to challenge the government Right To Rent policy in the High Court. The full hearing is set for court on the 18th and 19th of December this year.

The JCWI release stated: ““This is going to be the first proper chance a court in the UK will have to determine the legality of the hostile environment Theresa May created that conscripted ordinary people into acting as her border guards.

“We are close to ending this pernicious experiment once and for all.”

David Smith, of the RLA who are supporting the action said: “Landlords will welcome the High Court decision to allow a judicial review of the Right to Rent policy which has put them in the impossible position of acting as untrained border police trying to ascertain who does and who does not have the right to be in the country. This has created difficulties for many legitimate tenants as landlords are forced to play safe and only rent to those with a UK passport.”



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Neil Patterson

9:22 AM, 10th August 2018
About 4 months ago

There was a lot of noise and reporting in the news cycles this morning about Brexit leaving the status of EU nationals up in the air with regards permanent right to reside.

Neil Patterson

9:33 AM, 10th August 2018
About 4 months ago

RLA policy director, David Smith, said: “Landlords and tenants need urgent clarification from the government on the rights that EU nationals will have to rent property immediately after the UK leaves the EU, especially in the event of a no deal Brexit.

“Without this, and without a commitment that no changes will be made to the ability of EU citizens to rent property without at least 18 months’ notice, landlords will find themselves unable to decide if tenancies should be renewed and new ones created for EU citizens.

“We need clarity as swiftly as possible.”

Neil Patterson

9:34 AM, 10th August 2018
About 4 months ago

Satbir Singh, chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), said: “The government’s refusal to give EU citizens who apply for settled status a document proving their right to live in the UK after Brexit is incomprehensible. Particularly in light of the hostile environment that requires landlords to check their tenants immigration status.

“JCWI’s research demonstrates that landlords will not go through complex immigration checks, online forms, or telephone helplines to check up on someone’s status, when they could just rent to someone with a British passport instead.

“Landlords cannot be expected to act as border guards, and to ask them to do so is to play with the lives and livelihoods of immigrants and ethnic minorities. It must stop.

James Mann

10:31 AM, 10th August 2018
About 4 months ago

We are not unpaid public servants and providers of underpriced top quality social housing for this government. We are business people providing accommodation for respectful tenants. I for one will not compromise and house those who the government is not capable or prepared to doing themselves.


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