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Right to Rent: A Tenant’s Guide to the Landlord Immigration Checks

JCWI’s policy team has produced a useful guide on the checks which is intended for tenants and those advising individuals in the private rented sector, both those currently renting or seeking a property to rent. It is intended as a guide to ensure that tenants and practitioners understand:


  • The background to the ‘right to rent’ scheme
  • The requirements of the scheme
  • How to prepare for a ‘right to rent’ check
  • How to prove you have the ‘right to rent’
  • What to do if you do not have the ‘right to rent’
  • How to recognise discrimination and protect your rights
  • How to challenge discrimination


JCWI continues to monitor the scheme and calls on all landlords, agents, tenants and lodgers, as well as housing practitioners, charities and local authorities to contribute further evidence of their experiences of the ‘right to rent’ checks. We would like to hear from anyone who has experience of the scheme, or if you think you may be affected in the future. You can contact the policy team via policy@jcwi.org.uk

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