Home Office advises agents and landlords to commence Right to Rent checks immediately
Overnight, the Home Office has issued a statement advising landlords and letting agents to begin Right to Rent checks immediately, ahead of when the measure becomes mandatory on 1st February 2016. As checks can be carried out up to 28 days before the start of a tenancy anyone being checked now would qualify. The Right to Rent scheme was piloted in parts of the West Midlands in December 2014 and the extension to England is the next phase of what the government intends to be a UK-wide roll out.
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