BREAKING – The Home Office has said that the new rules under the Immigration Act 2016 will be coming into force on 1 December 2016.
This seems a bit rushed as there does not appear to be any prescribed forms available at this time.
Information supplied by Tessa Shepperson of www.landlordlaw.co.uk says that in essence:
- From 1 December, landlords could be charged with a criminal offence if they know, or have reasonable cause to believe, that they are letting to an illegal migrant.
- From 1 December landlords can end tenancies for occupants with no right to rent.
The government has produced a fact sheet on the Immigration Act 2016 and how it affects residential tenancies, but the information it contains is limited.
The Act intends to make it more difficult for those with no right to be in the UK to rent, and to crack down on rogue landlords and agents who are exploiting migrants and abusing the immigration system.
The way this will happen is by creating new criminal offences and making it easier for private landlords to evict illegals.
Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.
BREAKING – Home Office states that New Rules under Immigration Act 2016 will be coming into force on 1 December 2016 https://t.co/6Qbe3O2Hsi
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