The article analyses the recent decision in R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v SSHD  EWCA 542 where the Court of Appeal found that the right to rent scheme was discriminatory but that the discrimination was justified. The case raises interesting questions about the approach to Articles 8 and 14 ECHR, and the question of justification where discrimination is found. JCWI are seeking permission to appeal from the Supreme Court.
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This material was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ, in Landlord & Tenant Review as “Right to Rent Scheme Discriminatory but Justified” (2020) 24 L. & T. Rev. , issue 4 and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.