RIGHT TO RENT RULES – NEW RULES!
On the 22nd January 2024 the new amended Right to Rent rules came into force.
The Right to Rent rules were first introduced in 2018 (under the Immigration Act 2014), to stop landlords renting to tenants without legal immigration status.
This also includes lodgers paying or non-paying!
In my column last August, I explained this would be coming and how the new changes mean massive fines for those breaking the rules.
Since 2018, the Home Office has issued 320 civil penalties worth £215,500.
Landlords who self-manage their properties could find themselves at risk if their current tenants immigration visas run out and are not renewed.
The new fines are up to £5,000 per lodge and £10,000 per occupier for a first breach and then up to £10,000 per lodge and £20,00 per occupier for subsequent breaches.
Of course, if you are with Move On, we automatically check and have systems in place and when they are due to renew.
Another reason why our landlords can sleep at night knowing we have their legal obligations covered!
At Move On we confidently say ‘we take away the stress and strains from landlords to give them more time and peace of mind!’ This could not be truer with today’s ever changing government rules!
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