With the Government’s intention for a further roll-out of ‘right to rent’ in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the planned introduction of criminal penalties for landlords and agents (as contained in the Immigration Act 2016), we feel that there is an urgent need for a comprehensive evaluation about how the scheme is running, its effectiveness, and the impact it is having on landlords, agents and tenants, especially following worrying indications of discrimination, largely due to fear and misunderstanding among landlords, in our initial evaluation of the six month ‘pilot’ in the West Midlands.
Now that the ‘right to rent’ scheme has been in operation nationwide in England for just over six months, we have created an updated survey which seeks the views and experiences of landlords regarding the scheme.
The survey seeks the views and experiences of landlords across the UK on:
- The operation and implementation of the ‘right to rent’ scheme
- The application of the ‘right to rent’ checks
- Understanding of the requirements of the ‘right to rent’ scheme
- The impact of the requirements
The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be treated as confidential and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any responses used to illustrate the findings of the evaluation will be anonymised and contact will not be sought with respondents unless they indicate that they are willing for us to do so.
We are seeking the views of a wide range of both large and small scale landlords, in order to ensure that we receive an accurate reflection of the views and experiences of the landlord population.
Take the Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GZPNWVN