Penalties totalling £163,000* (as at 1st September 2017) have been issued under the Right to Rent scheme since the start of 2016 rolled out over England. Fines have been issued to 236 property owners between the start of February 2016 and June 2017 – a rate of around one every two days.

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 with no right to be in the country can face up to 5 years in prison. Our half-day course focuses on the Immigration Act 2014 and the "right to rent" in England which places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation.

Our half-day course covers landlords and agents requirements for conducting checks, including practical guidance and examples. Ensure you're protected by understanding your responsibilities as a landlord and gain the knowledge to stay on the right side of the law, to prevent costly fines and penalties.

Our course programme includes:

  • 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/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

 

 Forthcoming NLA Immigration Courses