Criminal Offence not to do Right to Rent from 1 December

From 1 December it will be a criminal offence for landlords to rent out property to people who are in the UK illegally, under new measures being introduced by the government.

In her first speech to the Conservative Party conference as Home Secretary last month, Amber Rudd told activists that the government will attack illegal immigration by going after the landlords that provide them with accommodation.

She said: “From December, landlords that knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison.”

Landlords could be fined up to £3,000 for each adult found to be renting a property to who aren’t legally allowed to live in the UK, and cannot prove that their 'right to rent' had been checked.

Find out what Right to Rent checks you need to do to be compliant with the law.

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