Court blasts law forcing landlords to check tenants' migrant status

Court blasts law forcing landlords to check tenants' migrant status as judge rules it breaches their human rights High Court judges condemned landlords checking a tenant's right to be in UK  The rules, introduced in 2014, meant landlords could face fines or imprisonment However the High Court ruled that policy clearly breached human rights laws

By Christian Gysin for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:02 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 22:03 GMT, 1 March 2019

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A key part of the Government's 'hostile environment' immigration policy was in tatters last night after judges ruled it breaches human rights.

The High Court condemned measures forcing landlords to check whether tenants have a right to be in the UK, ruling the so-called 'right to rent' scheme has a 'disproportionately discriminatory effect'.

Mr Justice Martin Spencer said: 'MPs who voted for this would be aghast to learn of its discriminatory effect.

High Court judges have condemned measures forcing landlords to check whether tenants have a right to be in the UK, ruling the so-called 'right to rent' has a 'discriminatory effect'

High Court judges have condemned measures forcing

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