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Proposals for landlord checks to tackle illegal migrants renting
Light touch and proportionate checks that will enable enforcement officers to take action against rogue landlords.
Private landlords will be required to check the immigration status of new tenants under government proposals being launched in a consultation yesterday.
The government also plans to introduce proportionate penalties for those who make a single honest mistake, and much heavier penalties, up to £3,000 per tenant, for rogue landlords who repeatedly and deliberately break the law.
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