As of 1st December, criminal penalties could now apply if you do not comply with the right to rent regulations. Under the Immigration Act 2016 Landlords or agents could be prosecuted resulting in heavy fines and upto five year imprisonment.
There have been a number of legislation changes over the past 12 months, and it is imperative that Landlords keep up to date as the penalties can be high if you fail to do so. All the more reason to use a good quality Letting Agent to ensure you are compliant.
Sam: 2nd Dec 2016 09:32:00