JCWI has been involved in a legal action against the UK Government’s discriminatory Right to Rent policy, which makes it harder for black and minority ethnic people and migrants to rent a home in the UK. You can read more about our legal challenge in our guide to the Right to Rent scheme

Leigh Day solicitors (the same legal team who represented them in their legal case) are continuing to fight the policy by preparing a new appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).   

To do this, they want to speak to people who have been affected by the Right to Rent policy.

People affected are likely to be:

  • Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic British citizen (with or without a passport); OR
  • Someone who has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR); OR
  • Someone with another form of immigration status e.g. Limited Leave to Remain (LLR), Pre-Settled Status or work / student visa; AND
  • Someone who has tried to rent in the private sector in England since 1 February 2016, but was unsuccessful after making enquiries to a landlord/agent about a property.

If you had difficulty or faced discrimination trying to rent a home, and are interested in finding out more, please contact solicitor John Crowley at Leigh Day solicitors at [email protected] 

Do you work with people who may have been affected?

If you work with people who may have been affected, we would appreciate your help spreading the word. However, due to the legal requirements any message sent must be a general one (to all your group members / clients) and must not be targeted to people you think could be affected. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch using the details above.

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