Cllr Shafique Choudhary

Cllr Shafique Choudhary
Cllr Shafique Choudhary

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Right to Rent risks discrimination

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham is calling on Home Secretary Theresa May to drop a key measure in the Immigration Bill for landlords to carry out rigorous checks on the status of their tenants, known as the Right to Rent scheme. It follows a survey carried out by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants which found that 42% of landlords said Right to Rent made them less likely to let a property to someone who does not have a British passport, while 27% said they were even reluctant to engage with people who had foreign-sounding names or accents. Mr Burnham said the evidence showed the scheme could lead to widespread discrimination.  
Independent on Sunday,

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