Housing and immigration. Bombshells and bombast

In a speech timed to hide the release of the latest figures on net migration, the Prime Minister made an assortment of announcements on forthcoming policies. The part that concern us here, went as follows: There are other ways we can identify those who shouldn’t be here, for example through housing. For the first time […]

Landlord Immigration Checks from 1 December

The Home Office has (finally) announced the ‘pilot’ areas for the landlord immigration check requirement under Immigration Act 2014. The areas are Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. The requirement will come in to force in those areas on 1 December 2014, with other areas to follow at unspecified dates in 2015. The equipment will […]

Not their decision to make

Birmingham City Council v Clue [2010] EWCA Civ 460 Ms Clue was a Jamaican national. She and her oldest daughter were given leave to come to the UK in 2000 as visitors. After 6 months, she applied for leave as a student, which was refused after appeal in 2003. No steps were taken to remove […]

Your name's not down, you're not getting in

R (Ariemuguvbe) v LB Islington (2009) QBD (Admin) 24/02/09 [just on Lawtel, not on Bailii yet – what’s up with Bailii?] concerned the meaning of ‘household’ for the purposes of Part VI Housing Act 1996. A. had applied to Islington as homeless and Islington had accepted the full housing duty. A. and her family were […]