At Smartmove it is our policy to keep our Landlords advised of any new legislation that may affect them,
In line with this policy we must advise you that the immigrant policy mentioned in our last News Letter came into effect from the 1st October 2014.
Therefore it is now incumbent on Landlords to take I.D.’s, Passports etc and keep details on file of their tenants immigration status.
If Immigration Officers find any illegal immigrants in Letting Accommodation they will hold the Landlord responsible and the initial fine
will be £3000 for each illegal. Therefore if you have 3 people in a property you will be liable to a £9000 fine.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that if you are a Smartmove Landlord then we will take on that responsibility as part of our service to you.
Once again Smartmove is enabling you to be stress free while complying with the myriad of legislation that is now required to be a law abiding Landlord.