Friday, 5 September 2014

Landlords "Right to Check" Starts on 1 December 2014

The Landlords’ right to check tenants’ rights to rent starts December 2014. This is part of the legislations contained in the Immigration Act 2014 recently signed into law by Royal Assent last May.

According to the statement released by the Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire, the new legislation which is schedule to start from 01 December 2014 will be launched in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton.

This is meant to be part of a phased introduction across the country which will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without checking their ‘right to rent’.

The new law will mean private landlords will have to check the right of prospective tenants to be in the country if they want to avoid potentially being fined up to £3,000.