Majority of tenants okay with UK plans to introduce immigration status checks

Date Created: 01.02.2013

Some 87% of tenants in the UK say they are personally happy to demonstrate their right to live in the UK when looking for private housing, according to the latest tenant index from the National Landlords Association (NLA).

More generally, the majority, some 82%, think it is fair that tenants should be required to provide evidence of their immigration status. In contrast, the research also found that some 18% of tenants do not want to share their immigration status with their landlord.

This research coincides with the NLA’s response to the government’s consultation on tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation. In its formal response, the NLA welcomed the plans for private landlords to play an integral role in developing and maintaining sustainable communities and thus the recognition of the significant function performed by the private rented sector.

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