It has been announced by the Home Office that the Right to Rent scheme will be rolled out across the whole of England from the 1st February 2016. All private landlords, or their agents, will have to check that any new tenants have the right to be in the country before renting them their property.

Landlords who fail to make the checks and rent a property to someone who is here illegally could be fined up to £3000 per tenant.

Gallant Richardson already check the right of residency of all our tenants and this process will be extended through the professional referencing we carry out on all tenants.