- Getting it right on the right to rent
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- What is the background to the right to rent scheme?
- Who is required to undertake right to rent checks and when?
- What initial steps must be taken to complete the checks?
- What follow-up steps must be taken?
- For how long must the documents be retained?
- What are the penalties for failing to undertake an appropriate check?
- What resources has the Home Office made available to help landlords comply?
- What impact do you think these checks will have on the role of a landlord?
- Are there any potential legal pitfalls to be aware of?
- Do you anticipate any problems with the operation of the scheme in practice?
- Do you think that the implementation of these checks will encourage more people to become landlords?
Immigration analysis: With the ‘right to rent’ scheme coming into force nationally on 1 February 2016, Kathryn Bradbury, partner and head of immigration at Payne Hicks Beach solicitors, and Luke Piper, solicitor at Carter Thomas Solicitors, outline the ramifications of this controversial legislation.
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