'Right to Rent' Checks - Last Call for Evidence from Tenants & Landlords

The 'Right to Rent' checks are set to be rolled out nationally and there are proposals in place to create a criminal sanction for landlords who fail to comply with the checks. We are evaluating the scheme - if you have been affected by these checks or have concerns we need to hear from you urgently. 

Please complete our questionnaires below:


JCWI and the Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX) are working with Shelter, the NUS, the Chartered Institute of Housing, Generation Rent, Coventry Law Centre (Birmingham branch), MRN and other partners throughout the West Midlands to evaluate the scheme independently.


Our aims are as follows:

  • To monitor the pilot scheme for discrimination and human rights implications for immigrants, black and ethnic minorities and indigenous people as a result of the scheme.

  • To assess the impact on those who become destitute or are subject to exploitation by their landlords.

  • To evaluate the efficacy of the scheme and the impact it has on landlords and tenants. 

For more information go to the  Right To Rent Checks page.

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Legal workshops skills training for Level 1 & 2 OISC    caseworkers.

These 2 CPD hrs workshops are designed exclusively for    OISC firms.

Maximum 10 participants per workshop.

Book on the all the workshops or get 2 of your colleagues to join you to receive a 10% discount.



   - Drafting (29 Sept 15);

   - How to examine Home Office Refusal Letters (20 Oct 15);

   - EEA applications and bundle preparation (24 Nov 15).


 For full information and to book on the workshops click on the link here:


Family Migration Rules

  • Have you been affected by the Minimum Income Requirement?
  • Have your children been separated (or are they at risk of separation) from a parent as a result of the Family Migration Rules?
  • If so, we want to hear from you!
  • Email your stories to 

Your input will provide invaluable data in the battle to achieve a fairer immigration system.


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About Us

JCWI is an independent national charity established in 1967. Since its inception it  has promoted justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy. It provides direct legal advice and assistance to those who are affected by the unfairness of the UK’s immigration control. JCWI also actively lobbies and campaigns for changes in law and practice. The organisation's overarching objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic and civil rights within an international human rights framework. Its mission is to eliminate discrimination in this sphere. JCWI has been instrumental in influencing debates on immigration and asylum issues in both the UK and at European level.

JCWI undertakes the following:

  • Legal Advice and Strategic Casework
  • Policy Work and Campaigning,
  • Legal Training for practitioners
  • Publications of guides, handbooks and other reference material

JCWI in the Spotlight

JCWI is frequently approached for comment or interviews about immigration policy and practice. We are usually happy to take these opportunities to participate in the national immigration debate. Here is a list of some of our more recent media appearances. 

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