RLA supports judicial review of Right to Rent scheme

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is supporting a judicial review of government immigration policy.

The RLA is supporting a Judicial Review of the policy being sought by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). The JCWI argues that the policy discriminates against foreign nationals. The RLA is also supporting a similar case brought by the Camden Community Law Centre.

RLA Policy Director, David Smith, said: ‘When this policy was first discussed we warned the Government of the unintended consequences of the Right to Rent scheme. How can a landlord be expected to know what every passport in every country is supposed to look like? For the overwhelming majority of landlords it makes no commercial sense to limit their access to a large proportion of the prospective tenant market. It is the fear of criminal sanctions for getting it wrong which is causing many simply to want to play it safe. Landlords should not be used as scapegoats for the failures of the border agencies – it is time to suspend this controversial and unwelcome policy.’

Read the RLA news release 5th February 2018 in full click here.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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