Immigration status: the wrong priority for renting

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced that, all private landlords will have to check the immigration status of new tenants or face a penalty.  This rather took us by surprise at Shelter. After all, the coalition agreement notes that any new regulation will only be introduced if two others are cut – and we’ve not seen a willingness to bring in additional requirements on landlords, even where these would demonstrably improve renters’ lives.

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