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Do your tenants have ‘UK residency rights’?
The government has announced that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property.  Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 per tenant.
Researched Links:

Home Office:  Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England

HO:  Right to rent checks - what they mean for you

GOV.UK:  Right to rent immigration checks: landlords' code of practice

'Right to Rent' scheme tracks down more than 100 illegal immigrants

Immigration checks by landlords - Citizens Advice

CIH: Practical implications of immigration checks on new lettings

Right to rent immigration checks - Shelter England

Parliamentary Briefing Paper:  Private Landlords - Duty to Carry out Immigration Checks

Right to rent’ plan raises rogue landlord fears

Proposals will discriminate against migrants

New measures to crackdown on illegal immigrants renting properties

First it was £2k fines for lorry drivers, now landlords

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