Right to Rent ‘not working’ as it creates a climate of fear amongst UK landlords

13 February, 20170 Comments
A new survey has revealed that Right to Rent checks are not working, as more and more landlords become reluctant to rent to those without British passports. The paper by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) shows that the Government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants is creating a climate of fear amongst landlords, therefore is calling on the government
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Right to Rent: 31 deported and 75 landlords fined since July 2015

12 January, 20170 Comments
According to new figures published by the Government, a total of 31 people have been deported as a result of the Right to Rent scheme – with 75 landlords fined. Although the Home Office says that it doesn’t hold figures for the number of illegal migrants in the PRS, they can reveal that between July 1st 2015
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Right to Rent clarified

03 October, 20162 Comments
The Government has addressed the confusion over rules regarding Right to Rent checks on foreign students coming to start courses in the UK. It has confirmed that where a person has a no time-limit to stay in the UK, such as UK citizens and EU nationals, checks can be undertaken at any point before the
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How can landlords be blamed for consecutive government legislation?

31 March, 20163 Comments
Another day, another landlord bashing article courtesy of The Independent: Forgive me if I have little sympathy for the plight of buy-to-let landlords like the one who’s kicking me out. But how can landlords be blamed for consecutive government legislation? ? ? Landlords did not push up the price of London rentals.  Government allowed circa 80% of London to
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Immigration ID Verification / Is it a blacklist?

22 March, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii How does Jumio’s Netverify ID Verification work please? Samii says Jumio’s Netverify allows landlords to submit identity documents to the Tenant Referencing UK platform for digital review, to determine whether their next tenant has the right to legally reside in the country or not. On average through the Home Office this process can take
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Jumio ensures Right to Rent compliance for referencing agencies

17 March, 20160 Comments
The agency discusses how Netverify helped them comply with the 2016 Right to Rent legislation in the UK London, UK – Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, announced today that leading tenant referencing company is using Jumio’s Netverify® technology to comply with the UK Right to Rent legislation. According
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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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Ministers consider halting benefits for young workers to keep migrant pledge

11 August, 20150 Comments
It has emerged that ministers are now considering plans to stop young Britons from claiming in-work benefits because it the Tory manifesto pledge to apply the restrictions solely to EU migrants would be ‘prohibited under current EU law’ according to the BBC.  The rule which intended to stop EU migrants claiming benefits within the first
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