Private landlords in the West Midlands will now be required to carry out immigration checks on tenants for new tenancies.
The new requirements see private landlords acting as Home Office officials, ensuring that tenants are eligible to live in the United Kingdom. The system will be tested in Greater West Midlands.
Birmingham, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, and Wolverhampton are the areas designated for checks. Coventry and Solihull are exempt from the ‘pilot area’. The proposals could very well become a national obligation after the pilot scheme concludes.
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- Immigration pilot area decided
- Government issues immigration guidance
- RLA Immigration and Right to Rent training