It has now been announced by the home office that the expected roll out of the immigration act will be February 1st 2016.
What this means is that all landlords and letting agents in England who allow the tenancy to take place in the UK will be required to complete ID checks on all of the occupiers over the age of 18 years.
As of February 1st 2016 it will be mandatory for the provider of the property to see and make a copy of the evidence, which states that the tenant has the right to rent in the UK, be this for a continuous period or for a limited timescale.
Landlords or agents who fail to complete these checks could face a fine of up to £3000.
We will keep you updated of the changes we will be making in regards to our procedures and how we will be checking future tenants.