landlords are struggling with Right to Rent checks

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Survey shows landlords are struggling with Right to Rent checks

Right to Rent checks went live in February this year, as part of the Immigration Bill that was passed through parliament last year. However, according to a recent survey, landlords have not been made fully aware of their duties in regards to this new law.

The law means that all tenants must now be checked to ensure they have the right to rent in the UK.

However, a survey by the Residential Landlords Association has found that 90% of landlords have said they have received no information from the government on the new Right to Rent checks.

In the survey, which collected responses from over 1,500 landlords, 72% of respondents said they are not entirely sure of their obligations around Right to Rent, and how they are supposed to carry out these checks.

The Residential Landlords Association claim that landlords may be more unlikely to rent to those who cannot easily prove their right of residency.

David Smith, RLA policy director had the following to say: “The evidence shows that it is creating a more hostile environment for good landlords and legitimate tenants.”

Kingsley Hamilton Estates look after the referencing process for our landlords, and carry out a complete reference check on all tenants who are over the age of 17.

Using referencing specialists Letsure and HomeLet, we can ensure our landlord’s tenants have a legal right to rent in the UK, and move into their property.

To find out more about the Right to Rent checks, read our article explaining how to make a Right to Rent check and what to do if the tenant doesn’t pass the test.

Let the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team help with your Right to Rent checks. Call us today on 020 7078 0214 or email us at, and we’ll get right back to you.