Right to rent checks go live

Back in October 2015, we brought you the announcement that the Government would be expecting landlords to join in the battle against illegal immigration. This new regime, where private landlords will be required to do “right to rent” checks on prospective tenants, goes live today.

Under the new rules, landlords are required to check a new tenant’s right to reside in the UK before renting out their property. Be warned – this also applies to anyone sub-letting or taking in lodgers, not just professional landlords and agents.

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Helga Breen

Partner - Head of Employment (London)

I am a Partner and head of the Employment team in London.