The government’s controversial Right to Rent scheme, which forces landlords to undertake immigration checks on prospective tenants, is to be challenged in the High Court in December.
The government faces a challenge to its “hostile environment” policy after the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) won the right in June to launch a High Court case against the Home Office’s scheme obliging landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants.
Now the JCWI has announced that it has gained consent for a full hearing to take place before the High Court on 18th and 19th December.
The organisation said: “This is going to be the first proper chance a court in the UK will have to determine the legality of the hostile environment Theresa May created that conscripted ordinary people into acting as her border guards.
It added: “We are close to ending this pernicious experiment once and for all.”
The JCWI is seeking to crowdfund the challenge, having so far raised £5,090 of the £15,000 target.