The Government is making it harder for illegal immigrants to rent accommodation through the private sector.
The Immigration Act 2014 introduced a requirement for landlords of private rental accommodation to check the immigration status of tenants, preventing those who have no legal right to live in the UK from accessing private rented housing.
There are strict specific new requirements and responsibilities for landlords. The Act focuses on unlawful immigrants which makes it harder and less attractive for them to remain in the country.
For further information on how this could affect you, or what you need to do as a landlord, call Lettings Manager Duncan Chambers on 01522 845845 or visit www.gov.uk and type “immigration for landlords” in the search bar.