Moore Blatch unveils right to rent checklist
Under the Immigration Act 2014 which is being piloted in the West Midlands landlords have to check whether tenants have the right to live in the UK legally, while if they fail to do so they could be fined up to £3,000.
Simon Kenny, senior solicitor and head of immigration at Moore Blatch, said: “It is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords to keep up with the constant changes in legislation.
“By putting a free, easily downloadable checklist up on our website, we aim to help them navigate the more complex rules relating to ‘right to rent’.
“If a landlord has any outstanding issues or queries, we would always recommend that he/she seeks legal advice.”
In most cases landlords will simply need to check the tenant’s passport or biometric residence permit, however in more complicated cases they may have to contact the Home Office for advice.
Moore Blatch has offices in the City of London, Richmond, Southampton, Lymington, and Whiteley.