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Right to rent legal challenge

A challenge to the government’s right to rent measures began yesterday (6 June) when permission was granted to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), a charity, to proceed with a judicial review challenge. A full hearing will follow. The basis of the challenge is that the checks cause discrimination on grounds of

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Residential Landlords: Don’t Fall Foul of Right to Rent!

What do residential landlords need to know about before renting out their property? One thing that every landlord should be aware of is the “Right to Rent” regime which we blogged about earlier this year. In basic terms, the regime requires landlords to carry out checks to ensure that they are not renting their property

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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