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Right to rent: government shifts responsibility onto landlords

From 1 February 2016 landlords across the country will become responsible for policing the immigration status of their tenants New legislation will impose fines of up to £3,000 on landlords in England who rent out their property to illegal immigrants. To avoid this fine, landlords will have to carry out more stringent immigration and identity

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Regulation of assured shorthold tenancies is tightened from 1 October 2015

From 1 October 2015, landlords must use a new, prescribed form of notice when ending an assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”) granted on or after that date.   Additionally, landlords will not be able to recover possession unless they have previously provided certain documents relating to the property and the tenant’s rights and responsibilities. An assured shorthold