This is a reminder to members who let residential property that from 1 February 2016, the “Right to Rent” scheme will be extended across England. This means all private landlords in England will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Tied accommodation (where an employee is housed as part of his job) and holiday lets do not fall within the scheme but some licences, sub-tenancies and lodging agreements will be caught. Legal advice should be sought if there is doubt about the need to carry out the checks.
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