Right to Rent Checks
❕ Legislation update ❕
The government has issued new Right to Rent guidelines for buy-to-let landlords,
which will take effect from 6 April 2022.
If you rent out a property in England, either you or your agent – if you have one – is legally
required to ensure that your tenants are allowed to rent. Failure to do this could lead to prosecution,
and even a prison sentence. While a person’s right to rent often relies on their immigration status,
there is also a code of practice for landlords to follow to ensure they do not unlawfully discriminate
against prospective tenants.