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MPs approve changes to the Right to Rent Immigration Bill

27 April, 20161 Comments
Yesterday MPs approved measures to the Immigration Bill that relax the initial threat of ‘immediate criminality’ for letting agents or landlords waiting to evict illegal immigrants from their properties. The change comes after the original wording of the legislation meant agents and landlords would face immediate fines upon the discovery that they’d failed to make
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Government plans to update Right to Rent guidance

21 April, 20160 Comments
According to the Residential Landlords Association the Government is about to update its Right to Rent guidance. This follows last months Government announcement that landlords will no longer be immediately criminalised for failing to pick up illegal tenants. These changes to the Immigration Bill now provide landlords who take reasonable steps in an appropriate time frame to
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Right to Rent Immigration Checks

Court judgement proves flaws in Right to Rent

19 February, 20162 Comments
A landmark court judgement may have a significant impact on the Government’s Right to Rent legislation. The airline Ryanair won a civil court case after successfully appealing against fines imposed by the Home Office for carrying illegal immigrants into the UK as the judge found that the airline staff could not be expected to spot
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Right to Rent Immigration Checks

Right to Rent is now live!

01 February, 20160 Comments
New rules rolled out across England that require landlords to check the immigration status of tenants or possibly face a fine of £3000 per tenant have become live from today. However with the launch, the Residential Landlord Association (RLA) have released a survey this morning which reveals that 90% of landlords have received no information
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Are you ready for the Right to Rent?

07 January, 20160 Comments
From this week, landlords are being reminded that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England, meaning landlords can start to carry out the relevant checks THIS WEEK as the checks can be done from 28days before the start of a new Tenancy Agreement. The new law
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Government immigration plans see lawful tenants refused housing – RLA

04 September, 20150 Comments
A warning from the RLA came on the day that new research has indicated the difficulties caused by the governments ‘Right to Rent’ scheme which was piloted in the West Midlands. The research which was published yesterday by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has found that landlords in the West Midlands have
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