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Paper on 'Right to Rent' in Antipode


CHR Researchers Leahy, McKee and Crawford have made a video abstract for their new paper: “Generating Confusion, Concern and Precarity through the Right to Rent Scheme in Scotland”, which is now published online early with Antipode. 

The paper highlights how the ‘Right to Rent’ provisions of the UK Immigration Act 2016 creates a precarious environment for all those who appear not to be UK citizens, and acts a driver for further divisions within society.  Scotland is a particularly interesting case study as housing is a devolved matter but immigration is not.  This creates an additional layer of tensions as housing organisations are faced with an additional set of conditions from Westminister, which Scotland has self-determined for some time.

This paper was published as part of the journal's 50th volume and you can view a video abstract here.