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Equality Act breach now blights Right to Rent


As if the Government wasn’t mired in enough controversy, it is now facing a High Court battle in relation to its Right to Rent checks. The Government is already set to appeal a ruling that deems Right to Rent checks a breach of Human Rights and now a second ruling has indicated that landlords and letting agents with a Home Office-issued ‘Notice of Letting to a Disqualified Person (NLDP)’ may breach the Equality Act – despite the order to repossess a property being at the wishes of the Government.

A letter penned by the RLA has been sent to Caroline Nokes, the Minister of State for Immigration, requesting for immediate clarification, and for complete exception from the Equality Act 2010 for landlords and letting agents.

The official advice remains to carry on with Right to Rent checks.

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