Right to Rent - are you checking?

18/05/2016

Right to Rent

This legislation has arrived and is active so make sure you are carrying out the appropriate checks.

Who does the Right to Rent scheme apply to?

The scheme applies to private landlords with property in England, including people who are subletting their property or taking in lodgers. Alternatively an agent can be appointed by a landlordto make Right to Rent checks on their behalf.

Checks must be carried out on all adult occupants — the rules apply to new tenancy agreements from 1 February 2016. Existing tenancy agreements are not affected.

What are the penalties for renting your property to someone who isn't allowed to stay in the UK?

You could face a civil penalty of up to £3,000 per tenant for renting your property to someone who isn't allowed to stay in the UK.

Find out more:

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includes: what you need to check; how to identify someone with a right to reside; document checking and much more.
 
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