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Right To Rent Checks Set To Continue


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pilot Assessment Of Right To Rent Checks Due Next Month Government Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire has stated that the controversial right to rent immigration checks could be rolled out in other parts of the UK, once the results of the pilot scheme have been thoroughly assessed. The pilot scheme forcing landlords and letting agents to [...]


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Government Aims To Do More To Tackle Criminal Landlords


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mandatory Landlord Licensing Scheme Set To Root Out Criminal Landlords UK Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that under the new Conservative Government there will be the nationwide introduction of further legislative measures to help rid the private rented sector of criminal landlords. The announcement was made by Mr Cameron ahead of the Queen’s Parliamentary [...]


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Tenant Checks More Important Because Of New Immigration Rules


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tenant Checks Even More Vital From 1st December UK private rental sector landlords are being reminded about the importance of conducting thorough tenant referencing checks prior to the start of any tenancy as new Government legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant under the new rules set out in [...]


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Tenant Immigration Check Pilot Areas Finally Announced


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tenant Immigration Checks Will Start In West Midlands The Government have finally announced that the start of the phased introduction of immigrant checks on all prospective UK private rented sector tenants will begin in the West Midlands, from December 1st 2014, as part of the 2014 Immigration Act with further areas across the country intended [...]


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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 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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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would [...]


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Landlords Fury Over Immigration Amendments


Monday, May 13, 2013

Landlords Set To Become UK Border Agency Informants Private sector landlords are set to become unpaid members of the UK Border Agency as amendments to the UK immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech last week are pushed through Parliament UK landlords will become legally responsible for ensuring that they only let rental properties to [...]


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