Important notice to Landlords & Letting Agents
Do you rent property within the private sector?
Are you unsure whether some of your tenants have a visa to lawfully live in the UK?
From 1 February 2016 landlords are legally obliged to carry out Right to Rent checks on current and prospective tenants. This legislation carries the threat of enforcement action against private sector landlords and letting agents that do not check the immigration status of their tenants.
If you are caught letting a property to people without permission to live in the UK you will be severely penalised by the Home Office. Landlords and Letting Agents can be:
1. Fined up to £3,000.00 per illegal tenant
2. You may be the subject of local and national media attention damaging your reputation
IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENCE.
IS IT WORTH THE RISK TO YOU AND YOUR LIVELIHOOD?
We can help you avoid these problems through our individually tailored prevention services where we review your records, highlight any potential problems and advise you on how to remove potential risks. We can also provide training on the documents you are required to check and the records you need to retain to meet the Home Office compliance requirements.
If you are fined by the Home Office for letting property to illegal immigrants we can also assist in submitting an objection to the Civil Penalty Compliance Team and lodging an appeal against the service of the civil penalty.
For more information about our services call 01709 511100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL ENQUIRIES WILL BE DEALT WITH DISCREETLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY.