21. Residential tenancies.

A landlord1 must not authorise2 an adult to occupy premises under a residential tenancy agreement if the adult is disqualified as a result of his immigration status3. A person is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises as an only or main residence under a residential tenancy agreement if:

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    (1)     he is not a British citizen4, a national of another EEA state5, or a national of Switzerland6; and

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    (2)     he does not have a right to rent7 in relation to the premises8.

Where there is a contravention9 of these provisions the Secretary of State may give