The RLA has received queries from landlords in the West Midlands, asking what will happen to immigration ‘right-to-rent’ checks now that six-month evaluation period has ended.
The RLA has contacted the Home Office, seeking confirmation that landlords in the affected areas – Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, and Wolverhampton – should continue to carry out the required checks.
The Home Office has confirmed that there is no end date assigned to the scheme, and that the six-month timescale was implemented for evaluation purposes only.
The message is clear – if you rent property in the affected area, you must continue to with the ‘right-to-rent’ checks. It is anticipated that these checks will be rolled out across the country, following publication of the Home Office evaluation results.
The RLA also holds immigration ‘right-to-rent’ training courses that are designed to provide a full overview of the in-and-outs of the scheme. The following training dates are:
- Manchester – Tuesday 7th July
- London – Wednesday 22nd July