Right to Rent
A controversial scheme which requires landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants has been adapted to “make it easier” for landlords to conduct the checks during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced.
Published 31 March 2020
Landlords will have a major role to play in a court case considering the future of the UK Government’s Right to Rent scheme, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Published 10 July 2019
Landlords have branded the Right to Rent scheme a “farce” after a second court ruling which suggests that agents and landlords following Home Office protocol could be exposed to accusations that they have breached human rights.
Published 22 March 2019
Scotland’s housing minister is to seek a meeting with the UK Government regarding the introduction of its ‘Right to Rent’ scheme after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.
Published 18 March 2019
Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has called on the UK Government to scrap legislation which makes landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants, after the High Court in London ruled the law was in breach of human rights legislation.
Published 4 March 2019
As the High Court today begins a judicial review of the UK Government’s flagship Right to Rent scheme, new research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has found an increasing number of private landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British passport.
Published 18 December 2018
Following the announcement from Serco that it will pause plans to evict asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow, CIH Scotland's deputy director Callum Chomczuk revisits the issue of 'right to rent' and asks should Scotland be worried?
Published 13 August 2018
A campaign group has won the right to launch a high court case against the Home Office’s Right to Rent policy which obliges landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants.
Published 7 June 2018
A bid will be made this week for a legal review of a centre piece of the UK government’s immigration policy.
Published 5 June 2018
A landlord organisation in England and Wales is supporting efforts to overturn a flagship immigration policy, saying its members won’t be “scapegoats for the failures of the border agencies”.
Published 2 February 2018
A landlord organisation is calling for a halt to the UK government’s Right to Rent scheme pending a full review of its impact on tenants after 42% of landlords in England and Wales said they are less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport as a result of the scheme.
Published 18 December 2017
Almost a fifth of landlords in England and Wales are now less likely to rent to nationals from the European Union or the European Economic Area as a result of the immigration checks they are now expected to make, a study has found.
Published 7 September 2017
Nearly half of landlords are less likely to rent homes to tenants without a British passport as a result of the immigration tests they have to make, according to a new poll.
Published 16 June 2017
CIH policy adviser John Perry says the impact of the 'right to rent' scheme needs an urgent review ahead of its planned roll-out across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Published 22 May 2017
The roll-out of the UK government’s Right to Rent scheme into Scotland and other devolved parts of the UK is “imminent”, according to new report which found it is leading to discrimination against foreign nationals and Britons from ethnic minorities.
Published 14 February 2017