Landlord’s ban on ‘coloured’ tenants is unlawful, court rules

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Equality watchdog wins case against Fergus Wilson, who barred south Asians from renting his properties

Buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson’s ban on “coloured” tenants because they allegedly left curry smells in his properties has been overturned in a court victory for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

At Maidstone county court, Judge Polden granted an injunction against the controversial landlord. “This policy clearly amounts to discrimination,” the judge said. “I find the policy is unlawful. Such a policy has no place in our society.”

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