Joint Council for The Welfare of Immigrants, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 1 Mar 2019

The claimants challenged as discriminatory the statutory requirement for landlords to verify the immigration status of potential tenants and land occupiers.
Held: The challenge succeeded.


Martin Spencer


[2019] EWHC 452 (Admin)




Human Rights Act 1998 4, Immigration Act 2014 20-37, European Convention on Human Rights 8 14, Equality Act 2010 149


England and Wales


CitedGhaidan v Godin-Mendoza HL 21-Jun-2004
Same Sex Partner Entitled to tenancy Succession
The protected tenant had died. His same-sex partner sought a statutory inheritance of the tenancy.
Held: His appeal succeeded. The Fitzpatrick case referred to the position before the 1998 Act: ‘Discriminatory law undermines the rule of law . .
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Landlord and Tenant, Immigration, Discrimination

Updated: 27 April 2022; Ref: scu.634219