As the channel crossing of illegal migrants keeps going up, the government are looking to crackdown on those who go ‘missing’ and illegal working.
New fines proposed to come in later this year, could leave landlords and employers in a bankruptcy position!
Who is at risk?
- Landlords who self-manage their properties could find themselves in the same position if their current tenants immigration visas run out and are not renewed. Presently the fine is £1,000 per occupier rising to £10,000 per occupier.
- Landlords who have a lodger – presently the fine is £80 per lodge, the proposed fine is £5,000 per lodger.
- Employers – presently £15,000 rising to £45,000 per worker and £60,000 per worker after first breach.
A landlord housing a family of 4 whose ‘Right To Rent’ has expired could see themselves with a fine of £40,000 under the new rules. This fine would increase to up to £20,000 per tenant for subsequent fines.
A landlord with 2 lodgers with no legal status to stay, will see a fine of £10,000. This fine would double to £10,000 per lodger for a repeatable offence.
LANDLORDS/EMPLOYERS CHECK YOUR TENANTS STATUS TODAY!
Of course, if you are with Move On, we automatically check and have systems in place at the beginning of any tenancy when their ‘right to stay’ is due to renew.
Another reason why our landlords can sleep at night knowing we have their legal obligations covered!
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