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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