Right to rent checks – here to stay

The Court of Appeal has held that right to rent checks are not unlawful under the Human Rights Act, reversing a decision of the High Court. The Court held that the scheme was a “proportionate means of achieving its legitimate objective”, and was therefore justified. However its finding that the scheme has caused some discrimination is likely to have significant political ramifications and will lead some to call for its abolition.

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Co-author: Trainee Solicitor, Conor Johnston

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