Right to Rent is still imperative for landlords in 2019

Tue 09 Apr 2019

How the latest news regarding Right to Rent affects you.

Right to Rent has recently sparked off a furious debate in the news. For instance, Judge Justin Spencer has ruled that Right to Rent breaches human rights laws. Possible discrimination is hinted at in the research from the Resident Landlords Association (RLA). It shows that 44 percent of landlords are less likely rent to people without a British passport.                                              

How does it affect you in 2019? 

As a landlord in 2019, you will legally be required to continue with Right to Rent checks. Failure to comply could mean imprisonment of up to five years or a fine of up £3,000.

The good news is that if you are a fully managed or rent collection landlord with Leaders, we will handle Right to Rent for you, for peace of mind.

“Nothing changes for the moment,” said David Smith, a partner at property lawyers Anthony Gold.

Next steps

If you’d like to read the full guide to Right to Rent please see the Right to Rent Document Checks user guide.

If you’d like to learn more about Right to Rent, or our award-winning Property Management services, speak to one of your local Leaders property experts today, by calling 0333 230 4510.