The Immigration Act 2014 places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation. This half-day immigration course covers landlords’ and agents’ requirements for conducting Right to Rent checks.

This half-day landlord training course will:

  • Cover the legal requirements for conducting checks for agents and landlords
  • Provide you with practical guidance and real life examples
  • Ensure you understand your responsibility as a landlord
  • Make you aware of new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation
  • Help ensure you comply with the Right to Rent Scheme

Failure to comply with the Right to Rent Scheme can lead to penalties for landlords of up to £3,000 per tenant, while those who knowingly rent to people without the right to be in the country can face a prison sentence up to 5 years.

Between February 2016 and June 2017, a total of 236 property owners were issued fines, so it is absolutely vital for you to stay on the right side of the law.

Course content:

  • What are your "Right to Rent" responsibilities?
  • How to check someone's right to rent in the UK
  • What documentation can be used for evidence
  • When to seek support from the Home Office regarding a person's right to rent
  • When and how to report outcomes.
  • Exemptions to Right to Rent requirements
  • How to keep essential records
  • Practicalities during initial and follow up checks as appropriate
  • The risk of potential penalties and how to appeal