ATTN Landlords: Right to Rent gets the go ahead. Be prepared or be penalised.
The Home Office has announced plans to roll-outthe Government’s Right to Rent policy across England, following a successful pilot in the West Midlands.
From the start of February next year all private landlords letting property in England will be required to check the immigration status – or right-to-rent – of prospective tenants before agreeing to establish a new tenancy.
Announcements concerning the implementation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected at a later date.
Richard Lambert (left), Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, said, “This policy is causing great concern among landlords so we’re pleased that those with properties in England finally have clarity over when the scheme will be rolled out.
“With just over three months to go it’s vital landlords familiarise themselves with what they will need to do to properly check their tenants in order to steer clear of breaking the law come February, especially because those who fail to do so could wind up in jail.”
To know about the scheme: Are You Ready For The “Right To Rent”?