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England | Immigration Act and Right to Rent (England) | Start of a Tenancy (England)

Right to Rent on joint tenancy

18 Mar 2022 | 1 comment

We have a joint tenancy application and one tenant has a valid R2R, however the other tenant is awaiting a visa. The tenant that has a valid R2R has asked to enter into a tenancy on their own until the visa for the other party is granted. We have declined this request but is this classed as discrimination?

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  1. guildy

    No, we don’t see that as discrimination.

    There seems to be a genuine and honest fear that, in reality, the one taking the property will nevertheless allow the other person to occupy, and that is a reason to refuse if there is that belief.

    The right to rent prohibits “occupation” (not just them being a tenant).

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