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Right to Rent checks now ‘live’

Liam O’Shea discusses a Landlord’s duty to check a tenant’s right to remain in the U.K. which came into force across England on 1st February 2016.

Liam said “The Immigration Act 2014 introduced a requirement for Landlords to check that their tenants have a right to rent – and the scheme has now been rolled out nationwide.

Landlords now need to check that any tenant has a right to live in the country by checking identity documents within 28 days of the start of any tenancy.

Should a Landlord fail to check their tenant has a right to rent, they may be liable for a fine of up to £3,000.00.”

The Home Office has released a useful Summary Guidance documents for Landlords for Right to Rent checks which can be accessed here.

Liam O’Shea of Astle Paterson, specialises in the law of Landlord & Tenant and carries out work on behalf of Landlords throughout Burton upon Trent and the surrounding areas – please contact him on 01283 531366 or by email at loshea@astlepaterson.co.uk.

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