Private Landlords checking tenants immigration status

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1494
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support the Government's proposal to ask private landlords to check their tenants' immigration status, and will you be amending your London Rental Standard to support this?

 

Answer

Answer for Private Landlords checking tenants immigration status

Answer for Private Landlords checking tenants immigration status

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Individuals who reside in the UK illegally should not be able to access private rented accommodation. It will not be necessary to amend the London Rental Standard to reflect this requirement.