Landlords to check migrant tenants are legal

Sarah Coles
Queen's speech
Queen's speech

New plans will mean landlords are responsible for checking the immigration status of any potential tenants - to be certain they have the right to be in the UK. If the landlord fails to make the checks - or turns a blind eye - they could be fined thousands of pounds.

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