LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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New rumors of further landlord licensing?

New rumors of further landlord licensing?
New rumors of further landlord licensing? 

New Tory Government talks of more regulation, but what does it mean?

Prime Minister David Cameron has said in a recent speech that the Government intends to roll out plans to have all landlords check the status of immigrants who rent their property, following a successful pilot in the West Midlands.

But landlords and their representatives were taken by surprise by a mention in the speech about plans for a mandatory national landlord licensing system due to be announced in the Queen's Speech.
Few details were given but he talked about new rules to be introduced allowing landlords to evict illegal immigrants more quickly.
“There are other ways we can identify those who shouldn't be here, for example through housing. For the first time we've had landlords 
checking whether their tenants are here legally..... we will change the rules so landlords can evict illegal immigrants more quickly. We'll also crack down on the unscrupulous landlords who cram houses full of illegal migrants by introducing a new mandatory licensing regime. And, a bit like ending jobs when visas expire, we'll consult on cancelling tenancies automatically at the same point. "
What does it mean for landlords today ? - it is not clear, hopefully the government will give us some more information soon.