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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Right to Rent Guidance Updated

A revised Right to Rent Code of Practice came into play 25th May 2016.

The main change, a added pinch of realism - the introduction of a clause to prevent the risk of landlords facing prosecution if they are fooled or conned by a forged document. 

The updated Gov. guidance now reads that landlords need only take 'reasonable steps' to check a tenants documents. 

Thank goodness. It's so easy to make a convincing copy of a document - a laptop, a half decent printer and a slice of ingenuity and ...voila!

How are we supposed to know whether many of these documents are real or not?

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