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Increased burden on landlords as government tackles illegal immigration

The government has announced new measures that will affect landlords of residential property.  If introduced, landlords or their agents must check the identity and immigration status of their tenants.  More importantly, landlords in England will have to evict tenants who have no right to remain in the UK and could face imprisonment if they fail

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Residential lettings: Ten things that landlords should know about “right to rent”

1. New obligation to check tenants’ residential status New checks are being phased in which require landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective occupiers before granting a residential tenancy or risk a penalty of up to £3,000 for each breach. 2. Pilot scheme started 1 December 2014 in the West Midlands On 1 December