Potential impact of the Immigration Bill

Proposals that are to be included in the upcoming Immigration Bill will be of interest to landlords and have garnered significant press attention recently.

It has been suggested that landlords will be able to end tenancies without a court order when asylum requests fail, which is currently a criminal offence, and that they will be expected to check a potential tenant’s migrant status before signing up to a lease, in an attempt to crack down on illegal immigration.

Concerns have been raised about what will happen to evicted illegal immigrants, and who will pay for the evictions under the new proposals.

At present, these are of course proposals that will be debated in Parliament, but as concern over the migrant crisis in Calais grows these are proposals that are likely to remain ripe for comment.

For more information here is a link to the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33754595
 
By Amy Rogers, Associate