Comment on High Court judgment regarding rules aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties

March 01, 2019

The High Court has found that rules aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties breach human rights laws.

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 

This judgment can only encourage those who have no right to be in the UK to stay on. Roughly three-quarters of the public regard illegal immigration as a serious problem and support for the government’s policy on the checking of documentation of those who wish to rent accommodation is at a similar level. If landlords have misunderstood the purpose of the policy, then the Home Office should improve their guidance. Meanwhile, the government should now appeal this decision.

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