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Two months on from Britain voting out of the European Union, what are the implications for UK landlords, from immigration laws point of view?

Politicians say there will be no immediate change to the immigration status of those EU citizens who are living and working in the UK. However, it is expected that some changes will happen sooner or later that will give the government the tools for a tighter control of immigration flow. In practice it is very likely that UK landlords will be asked to deal with even more complicated rules around tenants’ Right to Rent verification.

In the current climate of uncertainty and high pace changes, landlords need to monitor any changes in the legislation, and keep their tenants’ records in order.  

Currently, there is a vast array of tenant verification offers available on the market. However they were mostly focused on the validating of the actual documents and only solving a part of the problem. The more complicated questions such as which of the over 140 possible documents to request from a prospective tenant, or whether the provided document has the appropriate immigration stamp, have been left open for landlords to work through by themselves.

Change is not easy to manage especially when the whole country goes through an unprecedented political U-turn and economic adjustment.

Stay in control of the tenants’ immigration status checks by using a professional immigration advisor who can also help reduce claims by tenants against potential negligence or discrimination.

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