Picking the right tenants can mean the difference between an incident-free tenancy and problems further down the line. From background checks to meeting face to face, landlord and NLA adviser Sally Blunt considers the steps landlords can take to find tenants who are a safe bet. Take your time Don’t be rushed into getting … Continue reading A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants
Category: immigration/ right to rent
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…
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?