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Residential houses and properties

The majority of residential landlords must now carry out checks to prove that a tenant (or tenants) has the legal right to live in the UK, before they are able to rent a residential property and sign a tenancy agreement.

Landlords’ right to rent checks

The video below from PIMS outlines how to perform right to rent checks and when they are required:

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Advice about right to rent

If you are a residential landlord or are considering renting out a property for someone to live in, it is important that you are certain about whether your tenants have the right to rent a property from you.  If you don’t carry out the relevant checks, you will be breaking the law and could be prosecuted.

To set your mind at rest, check with our team of residential and commercial property law experts by calling your nearest office.  Bray & Bray have three main offices across Leicestershire, feel free to phone or pop in to talk to our solicitors.