United Kingdom, 15th November: Britons without a UK Passport struggling to rent.
Yes, that is true.
Britons without a UK Passport struggling to rent--. Yes. That is true. Britons not having a UK Passport are finding it hard to rent. As per a recent survey, nearly 43 percent of private landlords said they are less likely to rent to those without a UK Passport.
“ Britons without a UK Passport are finding it hard to rent their property. “
British citizens not having a UK passport are finding it difficult to rent any accommodation. This is due to the introduction of new UK immigration checks on new tenants. As per the survey, nearly 43 percent of private landlords stated that they were less likely to rent their property to those without any UK passport.
UK residents without a UK passport could lose out on rented accommodation--It may be worth notable that nearly 17 percent of UK citizens don’t have any passport. This clearly means they may lose under the new UK immigration checks. Such 17 percent of UK residents are going to lose access to privately rented accommodation in the UK.
Nearly 56 percent of private landlords stated that they were not likely to rent accommodation to those from outside the Europe. Recently, a survey was conducted by the RLA(Residential Landlords Association). It represents landlords in Wales and England.
The survey was conducted to find the effect of the right to rent scheme introduced across England by the UK Home Office. It was launched in February this year. This was under steps to have a hostile environment for undocumented immigrants in the UK. the right to rent scheme is yet to be launched in Wales or Scotland.
Foreign-born residents three times to live in private rented sector—It may be worth notable that foreign-born residents are nearly three times more likely(than Britons) to live in the private rented sector.
Fine for landlords not verifying tenants’ immigration status--Landlords in the UK who don’t check about the rights to be in Britain of their potential tenants could face a fine of up to 3,000 pounds. Landlords in the UK who rent to tenants without lawful immigration status could face a prison sentence.