Remember this came into force from 1 February 2016

Private landlords in England will have to carry out right to rent checks on prospective tenants and other authorised occupiers when granting a tenancy.  This came into force on 1 February 2016.

Landlords and agents will have to check the nationalities and immigration status of prospective tenants and other authorised occupiers before granting a tenancy. Landlords must also make sure that someone’s right to occupy the premises does not lapse. Breaching the prohibition could lead to a civil penalty of up to £3,000.

It is important for any landlord to ensure that you do not fall short of the new regulations as the consequences can be costly.