Right to Rent

The Home Office has brought in the Right to Rent scheme as part of the government’s ongoing reforms to the immigration system to make it harder for illegal migrants to live in the UK. This means that most landlords will need to check the identity of tenants as part of the letting process. 

“Under section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014 a landlord must not authorise an adult to occupy a property as their only or main home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British Citizen, or EEA or Swiss national, or has a ‘right to rent’ in the UK.  Someone will have the ‘ Right to Rent’ in the UK provided they are present lawfully in accordance with immigration laws.  Landlords who breach section 22 may be liable for a civil penalty.”

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Residential Landlords Association