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Posted 30 October 2015
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Right to rent checks to apply to the whole of England

The Government have recently announced their intentions to extend the right to rent provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 (“the Act”) to the whole of England as of 1 February 2016.

The Act requires all park owners who rent park homes for residential purposes to carry out a right to rent check on all adult occupiers before entering any tenancy agreement which is for less than seven years. The Act also obliges park owners to check any occupier’s right to rent does not lapse during the tenancy. The right to rent check will not, however, apply to Mobile Homes Act Agreements.

To assist park owners in understanding their obligations, ahead of the 1 February 2016 commencement date, the Home Office has published a guidance document which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469471/landlords_right_to_rent_guidance.pdf

We will be looking at the right to rent checks further in our ‘Inside Track’ newsletter which will be issued to our Parklaw subscribers only.

If you have any queries regarding the right to rent checks or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 207020 or email parks@tozers.co.uk

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