It is essential for all landlords to check that potential tenants have the Right to Rent. The following documents all serve as evidence of a tenant's right to live in the UK:
- UK passport
- European Economic Area passport or identity card
- Permanent residence card or travel document showing indefinite leave to remain
- Home Office immigration status document and a certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen
Referencing is also a vital tool for any landlord – but simply collecting them is not enough. All too frequently landlords demand references only to let them sit in a drawer unopened. If you are going to take references, you need to make sure you follow them up. A simple phone call to an employer or other referee will be enough.
Following speculation surrounding the cause of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, there have been suggestions that a faulty fridge in one of the flats may have been the source of the fire.Read More
Following the recent tragic Grenfell Tower fire, there have been many reports and discussions surrounding the cause of the fire and where responsibility should rest.
Whilst the enquiries into this fire are in their early stages, it is clear that it will be very difficult to establish responsibility and a number of different organisations could be brought into play.Read More