Temporary Relaxation of Rules on Right Rent

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    Temporary Relaxation of Rules on Right Rent

    Right to rent rules have been relaxed during the coronavirus outbreak so that landlords and tenants do not have to meet in person to carry out the checks.
    Under the temporary rules, tenants can scan and send copies of their identification or residency paperwork to their landlords which can then be checked for authenticity using video calls instead of a face to face meeting.

    Employers can use the same process to carry out right to work checks.

    This sounds like poor communication between Government departments when MHCLG are advising that no-one should be moving home during the lockdown!


      How about credit checks and employment income


        Clearly with all these people being repatriated @ £75m & so many homeless, accommodation needs to be found - fast! I expect the many councils "told" to re-house the homeless have explained reality to Bozo.
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


          On this particular topic I can only report what I know.
          Personally I believe the intent is good but it’s practicalities particularly with what is being required of the general public can become somewhat confused.


            This is simply further evidence that the government doesn't know what it's doing.

            Right to rent checks aren't (and never have been) mandatory.

            The evidence that can be used as a defence if there is an issue is simply guidance.
            I have seen no evidence that anyone has been prosecuted under the legislation so the evidence standard has never been tested.

            And the government has been told that the legislation is flawed on the basis of human rights, so would find it difficult to bring a prosecution.

            That something as stupid and trivial as this can occupy brain space in government is frustrating.
            The people involved in this decision and broadcasting the update would have spent their time better putting some bleach on a bench in a park.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


              Indeed:. Only brought in as a sop against the kippers. Sensible countries don't have it.
              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


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