25 October 2017
Right To Rent: independent ‘inspection’ of scheme announced
05 December 2016
As if our industry had not already been in trouble enough, the Government has blasted us with both barrels between the eyes by introducing a ban on lettings agents’ tenant fees within the Autumn Statement – even if they are now saying it might not come in until 2018.
18 October 2016
In this new article for Property Industry Eye, they are warning that a new Immigration Act upgrade is to come into force before the end of this year, with serious legal implications for both letting agents and private landlords.
24 May 2016
On May 12, the Immigration Bill became the Immigration Act 2016.
18 November 2015
With the Immigration Act 2014 and its obligations to check all tenants have a right to rent coming into force across all of England from February 1, many agents are getting concerned about what they will need to do.
02 November 2015
Strong concerns have been expressed in the Commons that landlords – or their agents – would automatically be committing an offence if told by the Home Office that a tenant is in the UK illegally.
21 September 2015
The new Immigration Bill which will make it a criminal offence for landlords and agents to breach Right to Rent rules has now been published. One leading housing lawyer has condemned the Bill as “hateful bilge”.
24 June 2015
The immigration charity the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says it is working with a range of other bodies – some within the property industry – to offer its view of the Right To Rent pilot in the West Midlands.