ICIBI to inspect Right to Rent

by Property 118

11:28 AM, 25th October 2017
About 12 months ago

ICIBI to inspect Right to Rent

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ICIBI to inspect Right to Rent

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) has announced the start of an official inspection of the Right to Rent legislation implementation.

This controversial legislation places the responsibility for checking, proving and recording a potential tenant’s right to live in the country onto landlords and letting agents.

The ICIBI is going to inspect the first phase of the roll out of Right to Rent in the West Midlands areas of Birmingham, Wolverhampton,Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell.

The inspection will include an evaluation of the Right To Rent sanctions and the Home Office’s performance in issuing civil penalties, pursuing criminal prosecutions, removing illegal immigrants and data sharing with other departments of government.

The issues not to be covered by the inspection are discrimination, increased homelessness or displacement.

A statement said the ICIBI : “is keen to receive written evidence from anyone who has knowledge and experience of any of the above areas. Please write to chiefinspector@icinspector.gsi.gov.uk.”

 



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Gary Nock

16:55 PM, 25th October 2017
About 12 months ago

"The inspection will include an evaluation of the Right To Rent sanctions and the Home Office’s performance in issuing civil penalties, pursuing criminal prosecutions, removing illegal immigrants and data sharing with other departments of government.

The issues not to be covered by the inspection are discrimination, increased homelessness or displacement"

So all they are looking at is enforcement and not the intended and unintended consequences of this ill thought out legislation.

Martin Roberts

9:21 AM, 28th October 2017
About 12 months ago

No interest in wether the draconian penalties for landlords are proportianate.


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