Right to Rent - keep on top of the follow-up checks
Now we’ve got to grips with the Right to Rent residency checks, it’s worth looking at the ongoing obligations on landlords.
It’s not enough to simply check once at the beginning of the tenancy. Landlords are required to perform follow up checks at the time when their permission to stay in the UK expires, or not later than 12 months after the previous check.
It’s worth taking the time to ensure you know the rules, as the penalties can be severe: if the follow up check reveal a problem and you don’t report it, Landlords can be fined or spend up to five years in prison.
For more detailed information on your obligations as a landlord, see the Legal for Landlords website