Landlords are being reminded the time to start new checks under the Government’s Right to Rent scheme is drawing near.
Under new legislation landlords and agents must check the immigration status of any adult set to move into one of their homes to ensure they have a right to rent in the UK. Failure to do so could result in landlords being fined up to £3,000 per illegal occupier, with the potential of criminal charges.
Although the new legislation – currently covering new tenancies only – comes into force on February 1, 2016 the Residential Landlords Association is reminding its members that checks must be made in the 28 days leading up to a tenancy – a period that starts early in the New Year.
The full article is here:http://news.rla.org.uk/right-to-rent-checks-deadline-looms-for-landlords-2/
Remember that our first presentation of 2016 is on this subject! January 12th, 7pm, The Park Inn