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Private landlords – are you ready for the Right to Rent?

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As of 1 February 2016, private landlords must check the right of prospective tenants to be in the country before a tenancy is offered. If a prospective tenant does not have the right to be in the UK and a tenancy is offered to them, the landlord could face a hefty £3,000 fine.

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Tenancy deposits: Time is running out for residential landlords in breach

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The Deregulation Act 2015 has given landlords who have not protected their tenants’ deposits correctly a second chance. The Act has given a 90 day ‘grace’ period within which landlords who are in breach can comply with their obligations without being penalised. The 90 day ‘grace’ period ends on 23 June.

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Landlords should be wary of the new immigration rules

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Avoid a £3,000 fine when The Immigration Act 2014 comes into effect by making sure you check the immigration status of prospective tenants!

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Warning for landlords on tenancy deposit schemes

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Many landlords know they need to register new tenants’ deposits with a tenancy deposit scheme but do you re-register this deposit if the original tenancy period has expired? If you aren’t getting registration right you may not be able to gain possession of your property and could face fines.

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Make sure your property is protected for zero cost

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Property owners – have you checked that your registered address is accurate and up-to-date at the Land Registry? Failing to do so could have serious consequences.

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