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Right to rent roll out date confirmed

On Tuesday 20th October 2015, the Home Office announced that the Right to Rent Scheme will be rolled out on 1st February 2016 across all of England. All private landlords letting property in England will have to check the immigration status of prospective tenants before agreeing to a new tenancy. According to the Government website: “In most cases, landlords will simply need to check the tenant’s passport or biometric residence permit. For the majority of landlords it will take a matter of minutes and they won’t need to contact the Home Office. In a limited number of cases, where tenants…

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