Right to Rent judicial review permitted by High Court

The High Court recently gave consent for a judicial review of the government’s controversial “right to rent” legislation to take place. The legislation forces landlords in England to carry out background checks to ensure that their prospective tenants have the right to live in the UK. The UK government intends to roll out the requirement to Scotland and the other devolved nations in the future but has not yet announced a date for this.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is claiming that forcing landlords to check tenants have the right to reside in the UK during the tenancy is causing serious discrimination against immigrants who do not have a British passport.