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Does the new offence under section 33A of the Immigration Act 2016 apply whether or not the landlord is the original landlord?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/12/2016

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  • Does the new offence under section 33A of the Immigration Act 2016 apply whether or not the landlord is the original landlord?

Does the new offence under section 33A of the Immigration Act 2016 apply whether or not the landlord is the original landlord?

Section 33A of the Immigration Act 2014 (IA 2014) (as inserted by section 39 of the Immigration Act 2016 (IA 2016)) provides that a landlord under a residential tenancy agreement commits an offence if the premises are let to an adult who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying the premises and the landlord knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the premises are occupied by a disqualified adult.

‘Landlord’ is not defined in IA 2014, s 33A, whereas IA 2014, s 23 contains references to the ‘responsible landlord’ and makes a clear

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