Saunders 1865 | Press Release: Right to rent, unnecessary red tape for businesses

Press Release: Right to rent, unnecessary red tape for businesses

Press release by Saunders 1865 on 27th January  2016

With the new right to rent law coming into force on February 1st 2016, relocation experts Saunders 1865 say the move will cause unnecessary red tape for businesses. Saunders 1865, a VIP relocation company covering London and beyond are hosting a webinar specifically for businesses relocating employees to the UK on Tuesday 2nd February at 3.45pm (GMT), designed to inform and answer questions relating to the new law.

Introduced by the government under the 2014 Immigration Act, the new rules mean that all private landlords, even those who sub-let or take in lodgers, must undertake checks to ensure that tenants are legally residing in the UK, or risk facing a £3000 penalty. The right to rent law forms part of the government’s measures to reform the immigration system in the UK.

Tony Coe, CEO of Saunders 1865 said: “The major concern for anyone in HR relocating international staff to the UK is this; assignees not being allowed into rental homes due to landlord fears over contravening the right to rent laws. Right to rent is supposed to stop illegal immigrants from depleting the UK’s scarce supply of rental homes yet it may cause difficulties for bona fide businesses who are attempting to legally relocate employees to the UK. Our webinar which will last for around 30 minutes explains the issues surrounding the new law”.

Continues Tony: “In my opinion, right to rent will not change the behaviour of landlords who rent to illegal immigrants one iota, but what it will do is add unnecessary red tape, lead to delayed travel for staff plus more complex and expensive transactions. Attendees of the live webinar will receive practical, actionable advice with a follow up right to rent guide. At the conclusion of the webinar, hosted by myself and colleagues, there will be time for a Q&A. I invite all those with an interest in the right to rent law to register today for the webinar”.

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