LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Illegal immigrant check threat to landlords

Illegal immigrant check threat to landlords

MPs have been discussing the controversial Immigration Bill which aims to limit the grounds on which immigrants can appeal to stay in the UK.

There are a number of facets to the Bill but within it lies one which could have huge implications for the private rented sector.

Under the proposed legislation private sector landlords will face penalties - in the form of fines - if they rent premises to illegal migrants.