Landlords: immigration right to rent checks

The Home Office have introduced a policy that from 1st December 2014, some landlords will need to check that someone has the right to live in the UK before letting a property to them. This includes landlords who take in lodgers or sub-let property.

In most cases Landlords will able to carry out the checks without contacting the Home Office. All they will need to do is to check evidence of a personís identity and citizenship, for example a passport or biometric residence permit.

The right to rent checks only apply to:

If a landlord lets a property after this date to someone who doesnít have the right to rent, the landlord could be fined up to £3,000.
You can also find out more about how to rent and private renting, or register to receive information on right to rent checks from the Home Office.

The Home Office have introduced a landlords helpline: 0300 069 9799

*The above article was extracted from: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/landlords-immigration-right-to-rent-checks

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