They say a week is a long time in politics so the fortnight since our last lobbying update must seem like an eternity to some. For us however, it often seems there aren't enough hours in the day as the Government continues to implement numerous policies which affect landlords at breakneck speed with, in some … Continue reading Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…
Category: immigration/ right to rent
At the Conservative Party conference last month the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a speech about immigration: “Today, I am announcing that from December, landlords who knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison” And so we found out … Continue reading Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks
Citizens UK is urging landlords in the United Kingdom to consider the possibility of letting their properties to refugee families. Conflicts in the Middle-East, particularly the Syrian Civil War, have contributed to a large-scale humanitarian crisis, and anyone who has paid attention to the news over the past year will be well aware of the … Continue reading Can you help home a Family of Refugees?
Are you ready for Right to Rent? From the first of February, all private landlords in England will have to carry out ‘right to rent’ checks on tenants for all new tenancies they grant. These checks will serve as part of the Government’s plan to crack down on those who are living in the country … Continue reading Are you ready for Right to Rent?
Matthew Oliver, NLA's Parliamentary Officer, outlines what the changes will mean. In a written ministerial statement, the government yesterday announced the areas where they will be piloting the Immigration Act Landlords Scheme. This is the scheme where landlords are required to check the immigration status of tenants, as prescribed in the Immigration Act. What do … Continue reading Right to rent checks are being rolled out – how will you be affected?