Landlords renting to Windrush immigrants, who have a right to live in the UK, but may not have the documents to prove it, can apply for a Positive Right to Rent Notice (PRRN).
The information is included in an updated Right to Rent guide published by the Government.
Landlords whose Windrush tenants do not have the necessary documents have been told they SHOULD NOT refuse permission to rent, but should instead contact the Landlords Checking Service.
The service can then issue the Positive Right to Rent Notice (PRRN) which will act as a statutory excuse against a civil penalty and lasts indefinitely.
The RLA has been highly critical of the Government’s Right to Rent policy and the High Court has given permission for a legal review, backed by the RLA, to be launched.
A second bid for a judicial review launched by an individual tenant has been turned down.
In addition to the Windrush information the new guide includes details on everything from follow up checks to civil penalties.
To read the new guidance in full click here.
Find out more:
- The RLA runs a course on Immigration and Right to Rent.
- Make your voice heard. Want to share your views on Right to Rent? The RLA in encouraging its members to get in touch about their experiences of the policy, and to also right to their local MP. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Looking for advice on Right to Rent? Contact our Landlord Advice Team.