Landlords checking visas

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4752
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Government has introduced plans for private landlords to check tenant's immigration status from October 2014. Do you support these plans, do you believe they are implementable and what are you doing through your London Rental Standard to help landlords with this new requirement? 

Answer

Answer for Landlords checking visas

Answer for Landlords checking visas

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The government is right to ensure we have robust checks on immigration. I have written to Ministers to ensure that these plans do not result in tenants suffering discrimination, or landlords becoming over-burdened.