From the 1st February 2016, anyone who rents out private property in England will need to make enquiries and keep a copy of the evidence that ,any new tenant has the right to rent in the UK .
Government guidelines claim that in most cases, checks can be carried out without the need of contact with the Home Office. Problems will arise. if a tenant has an outstanding immigration application or has lodged an appeal with the Home Office. In these cases landlords can make a request for official Home Office permission. These requests will be auctioned with a formal reply within 48 hours so not to delay the application procedure.
Landlords who don‟t make the checks could be fined up to £3,000 per tenant if they are found to be renting out a property to someone who‟s in the UK illegally.