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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tenant immigration checks set to begin

Pull out your old desk light and pull on your black leather boots it seems that landlords are definitely joining the ranks of the UK border control as part of the new Immigration Act 2014.
All private landlords and letting agents will be required to check the immigration status of potential tenants, with failure to do so, potentially resulting in a maximum £3000 fine. 

A pilot of the scheme is set to start in October in a, as yet, unnamed region.

Codes of Practice and more information will be released over the coming months on how these checks should be carried out - so watch this space.

As for now, tenant referencing companies are popping champagne corks as a salute to increased state intervention - so here's to me, watching you, watching them, watching us....


Steve Evans said...

You can put a lot of problems down to Gordon Brown, but surely this one should have a caption of the current PM.

Anonymous said...

You're right Steve, but that would of meant fiddling around and re-editing the image.

Anyway aren't they all the same - generic political types, driven by religious fervour and psychopathic tendencies?