Advice from Certax Accounting on The 'Right To Rent' Checks
21st January 2016
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Kathryn Coley at Certax Accounting draws our attention to sound advice for Landlords regarding immigration  'Right to Rent' checks.

For tenancies which start on or after 1 February 2016, landlords of properties throughout England should check that someone has the right to rent before letting them a property. Since 1 December 2014, landlords of properties in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton have had to carry out these checks.

These checks have to be carried out within 28 days of that tenancy starting.

HMRC have set up a collection of guidance to help landlords, homeowners and letting agents carry out correct right to rent checks and avoid civil penalties. 

This collection provides information to make sure landlords, homeowners and letting agents carry out the necessary right to rent checks. It includes guidance on acceptable documents.

Advise to Landlords is to make sure you are aware of what is required and that you comply with these requirements because you can be fined up to £3,000 or even face a prison sentence if you fail to do so.

Read an overview of  right to rent checks and the civil penalties landlords can face for illegal renting.

Check that a tenant or lodger can  legally rent your residential property

If you’re a tenant, find out how right to rent  affects you in our guide to private renting.

If you would like  information on how you can outsourse your accounting or would like professional business or taxation advice give Certax Accounting  in Solihull a call on 0121 437 0455 or email today.


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