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Study: Landlords Prefer Swiss Over Immigrants

People with Swiss surnames are more likely to find rental accommodation in Switzerland than those with foreign names, according to a new study. Researchers at the university of Bern carried out the study on 1,000 housing adverts placed by landlords and housing associations. Two responses were sent to each advert – one with a Swiss […]

Almost two million buy-to-let property owners will be responsible for checking the immigration status of potential tenants, with fines running into thousands of pounds for those breaking the law. Employers will also face “more substantial” fines for taking on illegal immigrants. The measures are likely to prompt questions over whether ordinary people and employers are […]

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