Tuesday 6 August 2019 / 2:57 PM Diane Abbott / Renting

Diane Abbott responds to landlords’ criticism of Right to Rent

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, in response to criticism of the government’s Right to Rent scheme, said:

“Many of us have long argued that the government’s demands for background and immigration status checks by landlords was inherently unjust. Now landlords themselves argue that government guidance leaves them open to prosecution.

“The High Court has already ruled that this legislation is discriminatory. It shows that the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy is still in full force. Labour demands that this policy ends, and we will certainly end it in office.”

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