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Landlords Outraged At Right To Rent Prison Threat


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Landlords Could Face Jail For Non Compliance Of Right To Rent Legislation Private rental sector landlords and letting agents have expressed outrage over proposed amendments to the forthcoming Immigration Bill (2015) expected in September, when MPs return to work after their summer break. Section 20 – 37 of the Immigration Act 2014 contained the provision [...]


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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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PRS Landlords Need To More To Protect Themselves


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRS Landlords Not Doing Enough To Protect Themselves Thousands of UK private rental sector landlords are leaving themselves exposed to some of the worst tenants around by failing to carry out basic tenant reference checks, periodic inspections and enforcing the terms of tenancy agreements, according to a national survey conducted by insurance firm AXA. The [...]


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Home Office Publishes Immigration Guidance Factsheet


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tackling Illegal Immigration In The UK Private Rented Sector Factsheet The Government has published a factsheet updating landlords of their obligations under the Immigration Act 2014 which means that UK PRS landlords and letting agents have at last been provided with a small degree of guidance on how to go about checking the immigration status [...]


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Landlords Will Be Required To Act As Unpaid Border Control Agents From October


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Landlords Expected To Conduct Detailed Background Checks On Applicants It appears that the amended Immigration Bill, which received Royal Assent last month to become an Act of Parliament, is likely to take effect from October this year. There had been a great degree of uncertainty over the exact requirements of the new legislation as well [...]


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Landlords Face £3000 Fines For Letting To Illegal Immigrants


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illegal immigrants to be banned from renting property in the UK Private rental sector (PRS) landlords will be risking a fine of £3000 for breaking the law by letting rental property to illegal immigrants without doing proper background checks and comprehensive tenant referencing. The proposal is currently undergoing a seven week consultation process and set to [...]


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