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Right to Rent guidance to change

Right to Rent guidance to change

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) understands the Government is planning to update its Right to Rent guidance following the roll out of the scheme across the country.

The controversial checks came into force in February this year for landlords in England and require them to check that all new tenants have a right to rent in the UK.

The RLA is now appealing for landlords to share their experiences of Right to Rent and is encouraging members to get in touch, so that this information can be passed on to the Government.

In a victory for the RLA, the Government announced last month that landlords will no longer be immediately criminalised for failing to pick up illegal tenants. Changes to the Immigration Bill now provide protection for landlords who take reasonable steps in an appropriate time frame to terminate tenancies of those living in the country illegally.

RLA chairman, Alan Ward said:  “We are delighted that the Government is willing to listen to landlords with regards to Right to Rent.

“What is vital now is that we have details of real experiences that we can feed back to officials before the guidance is updated.”

Anyone who would like to share their experience can email the RLA on campaigns@rla.org.uk

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