What is the Governments Right to Rent?

What is the Governments Right to Rent?

20 September 2017
What is the Governments Right to Rent?

As part of the Immigration Act 2014, the Government has made it a requirement for landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants. This means that you need to vet new tenants right to live in the UK, to ensure you don’t let to anyone who is in the UK illegally. The Governments Right to Rent Scheme legally passes the responsibly of checking a tenants right to rent a property to the landlords; with criminal sanctions and penalties for non-compliance.

Kate West, Divisional Lettings Director comments, "Landlords have been hit with a number of new and updated legislations in the last two years, to include the Government’s Right to Rent Scheme" Kate continues "Landlords can leave themselves vulnerable and in a position where they are not legally compliant if they are not kept up to date with the latest and ever changing legislation. Goadsby will ensure that the immigration status of tenants are checked".

Goadsby have been increasingly busy ensuring they keep their landlords up to date and compliant and Kate urges any landlords looking to let their properties to contact her for advice and to discuss how Goadsby can ensure they remain legally compliant. Kate can be contacted on 01202 544644 or kate.west@goadsby.com

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