The RLA (Residential Landlords Association) has been campaigning to change the Government’s Right to Rent Scheme with a successful outcome. Previously, landlords would face criminal sanctions straightaway if they failed to ensure their tenants had the right to rent their property. Changes to the Immigration Bill will now give protection to landlords who take reasonable steps in an appropriate time frame to terminate tenancies of tenants in the country illegally.
RLA Policy Director, David Smith, said “The RLA warmly welcomes the Government’s pragmatic changes to its Right to Rent scheme that will provide protection for good landlords from the unintended consequences of the policy. It is particularly helpful that the changes were approved by MP’s without a vote, a sign of cross party support for the measure.”