We blogged recently at City Rental Services around new migrant status legislation following the Queen’s Speech and the impact on landlords and lettings agencies in Bristol.
You can read the full blog post here.
The proposed new measures were heavily criticized by the National Landlords’ Association, which claimed that the new legislation placed an unfair onus on landlords and letting agencies to check the immigration status of tenants.
We were interested to see in this recent article that the proposed Bill from the Queen’s Speech is to be watered down, with landlords in certain areas being required to carry out the checks – rather than the whole of the UK.
The legislation is still under review, and we’ll be keeping an eye on it for our tenants and landlords in Bristol, of course.
If you’re confused about rented accommodation legislation, requirements, tenancy agreements and related paperwork, pop into our Gloucester Road-based office – we’re here to help and advise.
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