John Perry and Sam Lister from the CIH policy team help social landlords navigate their way through the changes made to the UK's immigration rules on 1 January 2021.
Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution. The equality and human rights committee’s report recognised the huge challenges facing people seeking safety in Scotland, stating t
MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute. Destitution is defined as not having adequate accommodation, or a way of finding it, or being unable to meet essential living needs. The sit
British nationals without a passport face difficulties accessing rented accommodation after the UK government made landlords responsible for carrying out illegal migrant checks, according to a new survey. The Residential Landlords Association, which represents 48,000 private sector residential landl
Blog: Implementing ‘Right to Rent’ immigration checks in Scotland: a recipe for confusion, complexity and discrimination?
James Battye There is fear that the UK government’s latest round of immigration reforms could increase discrimination against some people wanting to rent privately and ride roughshod over Scottish housing law.
MPs have approved measures that will give greater protection to responsible landlords wanting to evict illegal immigrants. Right to Rent checks became a legal requirement for landlords throughout England to carry out on tenants from February this year. The requirement has been seen by many landlords
Alan Ward Landlords taking ‘reasonable steps’ will no longer be immediately criminalised for failing to pick up illegal tenants following changes to the UK government’s Right to Rent legislation.
Dr David Smith Over ninety per cent of landlords have received no information from the UK government on their new legal duty to check the immigration status of their tenants.
Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”. The Scottish Association of Landlords, Shelter Scotland, Homeless Action Scotland and the Scottish Federation
James Brokenshire The UK government is to press ahead with plans requiring landlords to check the immigration status of renters despite a pilot scheme evaluation revealing the policy had an “alarming” impact on homelessness and the “potential” for discrimination.
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns over the potential impact of the UK government’s 2015 Immigration Bill on migrants living in the private rented sector.
Alex Neil Social justice secretary Alex Neil has condemned the UK government’s Immigration Bill which he said will increase levels of homelessness and discriminate against migrants rather than reduce immigration.
The complexity of the UK government’s plans to make private sector landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants is seeing lawful tenants being refused housing, according new research. Having been piloted in the West Midlands, the government announced last mont
Greg Clark Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Mandy Haeburn-Little Landlords and letting agents are being urged to watch out for trafficked tenants.