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 us in our legal case) are preparing an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).   

To do this, they are speaking 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 think you might have been affected, and are interested in finding out more, please contact solicitor Rowan Smith at Leigh Day solicitors at [email protected] as soon as possible, latest October 15th 2021.