The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has led a bid for a review of the legality of the Right to Rent checks, arguing that the scheme has prevented some disadvantaged British citizens, those lacking passports and driving licences, have been prevented from obtaining a tenancy, while others in minority groups have been discriminated against.
On June 6th the High Court have granted permission for ajudicial review to be launched into the Government’s Right to Rent policy.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed bad landlords have no hiding place in the capital now every borough council has signed up to his ‘Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker’.
All 33 London Boroughs have agreed to send their prosecution records for inclusion. Unlike the Governments ‘Rogue Database’ the London checker lets anyone find out if a landlord or letting agent has a housing related conviction in London, even if the offender lives outside of the capital.
A new ‘report a rogue’ tool has also beeRead More