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Immigration checks, coming to a property near you!

From 1st December 2014, all landlords will have to make checks on tenants to ensure that they have permission to live (and stay) in the UK, making it harder for illegal immigrants to live in the country.

We are in the pilot area – which is comprised of Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton, with other areas in the UK being brought in during 2015.

These checks will apply to all adults over the age of 18 living at the property, whether tenants or not, for all new tenancies starting from 1st Dec 2014.

Landlords will have to carry out an initial check and then a follow up check, there are civil penalties for not carrying out the checks of £3000 per offense.

If you would like more info there is a draft document we can email to you – please contact – interesting reading! We have a fully compliant referencing process which is available to all our landlords, please call us on 01384 213395 or email Eric for further details.

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