Landlords need to comply with GDPR

Residential Landlord in their latest news article brings to the attention of landlords that they should be aware by now that from 25th May this year, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be introduced which will replace the Data Protection Act and from that date, landlords will have to ensure that their businesses do meet…

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Right to Rent – Landlord’s code of practice

Guidance for landlords, homeowners and letting agents affected by the introduction of right to rent immigration checks as updated 1st February 2016. Code of practice on illegal immigrants and private rented accommodation. This is the second version of this code, and it will apply with effect from 1 February 2016. The earlier version of this…

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Right-to-Rent roll out date fixed

The government announced yesterday that as from the 1st February 2016  all private landlords letting property in England will be required to check the immigration status  of prospective tenants before before renting out their property. This is the next stage of the scheme’s national roll out after being launched in the Midlands, under the new…

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A passport check at the “doorstep”.

It may appear a bit OTT to have to show a passport  to obtain accommodation but that is what may happen if the immigration bill becomes law after it is debated tomorrow 13th October,  it would make letting to illegal immigrants a criminal offence. The aim of the bill is to put better controls in…

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Right-to-Rent pilot scheme

A report out yesterday from the Express and Star,  publication covering towns throughout the “Black Country” highlights how the scheme to prosecute landlords for letting to illegal immigrants is working or maybe “not working that well”. The scheme was introduced in the towns of  Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley,  Walsall and Birmingham by the government as a…

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