Effective from 1st February 2016 the 'Right to Rent' is a check the landlord, agent or householder who is letting out a property is obliged to undertake. The check is to ensure that the prospective tenants, or occupants have a right to rent in the UK.
If the check is not made and the occupier has no right to rent there may be a civil penalty to pay.
Everybody who will use the property as their only or main home, even if they are not named on the tenancy agreement, must have their ID checked to ensure they have a right to rent in the UK.
Goadsby ensure the relevant checks are conducted and documented.
Whether you are a new landlord preparing your first property in readiness for letting or have let for many years, it is important to bear in mind that clean and well maintained properties attract better rents, quicker lets and longer tenancies
Legislation and regulations can make the lettings industry a minefield. Updates to legislation are frequent and non compliance can lead to fines and even custodial sentence’s it is therefore advised that you use an experience and reputable letting agent to ensure you are compliant and kept up to date with new and changes to legislation.
The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme.