Know your tenants! Right to rent checks mandatory from 1st February 2016

Following the correct referencing procedure has always been very important in ensuring you have the most suitable tenants in your property. However, from 1st February it will be even more so. This is because under new legislation, set to be introduced, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s “right to rent” status could face a penalty of up to £3000. The "Right to Rent" checks were introduced as part of the Immigration Act 2014 and have been met with some controversy.

We commission a reference agency to conduct referencing on our behalf and we personally carry out a complete check of identity documentation.