B4lamb

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 6th July 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 44

B4lamb

8:57 AM, 27th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Right to Rent Farce

The high court ruling was a one off case and the government is contesting it. No landlords have been prosecuted to date and if they apply the checks fairly and consistently on all potential tenants (EU and Non EU) then there is no risk accusations of disrimination.
When checking documents of a new tenant and it is found that an individual does not have a right to rent it is not necessary to report that individual to the home office. It is only necessary to decline that individual from renting your property. Reporting is only necessary for existing tenants if and when their right to rent expires. I have raised this apparent discrepancy with my local MP and he is investigating this further with the home office.
There is no government plan to withdraw the requirement for landlords to continue carrying out the checks in England but the court ruling has apparently put a temporary hold on rolling the scheme out to Scotland and Wales.... Read More

B4lamb

0:45 AM, 11th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Reply to the comment left by Robert at 10/03/2019 - 23:45
Yes you are on the money except that it is an offence to let to those not entitled to rent rather than not entitled to be in the UK although for private sector landlords this amounts to the same thing. Charities as an example have different rules. But yes there is potentially two offences, 1) letting to someone who does not have the right to rent and 2) being discriminatory in the way a landlord or agent does the checks. Albeit the latter is less well defined and harder to prove.... Read More

B4lamb

12:06 PM, 9th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 09/03/2019 - 11:57
Haha....Yes you are probably right there.... Read More

B4lamb

8:17 AM, 9th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 09/03/2019 - 07:27
Yes ideal, if they are EU passport holders they automatically have a r2r. Well that's true at the moment. What happens after the 29th March is anyones business!... Read More

B4lamb

0:04 AM, 7th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Reply to the comment left by John Gordon at 06/03/2019 - 17:27
What qualifications do you think you need to request such document for your tenants? Have you actually read the guidance document? Its not exactly rocket science. Anyway it's law and has been for over a year in England so you should be complying anyway if you let property there.
Everyone has their own opinions on this subject but I really do think it is being blown completely out of proportion.... Read More